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Subject: Re: Seamaster 23 stuck keel


Author:
Chris Dawson (Bit miffed.)
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Date Posted: 19:21:56 13/06/2007 Wed
In reply to: Wam 's message, "Re: Seamaster 23 stuck keel" on 21:36:55 24/05/2007 Thu

>>Hi my SM23 is on a mud bearth she go ashore twice a
>>day.I
>>find the best way to free the keel motor down the
>river
>>and work the winch cable even the keel is up there is
>>usually enough movement to free it without force. I
>>have built a cradle that allows the removal of the
>>keel the never put a boat height enough if you would
>>like photos
>>drop me a line
>
>Hi,
>I too am on a drying mooring (mud), but yet again
>small stones have got wedged into the keel slot and
>preventing the keel from coming down more than a few
>inches. As my mooring is in Essex, not very far from
>Great Dunmow, I suspect their is something wrong. The
>drop keel on my SM23 is made from bronze and is an
>inch in from the base of the keel when wound fully up
>(when looking up from outside). Also the drop keel is
>slightly shorter in length than the slot, I assume to
>give clearance for the drop keel to pivot. I would be
>interested to find out if anyone has the original drop
>keel and how the drop keel fits in the keel slot. Is
>their a bulge on the leading edge of the drop keel
>that seals off the keel slot when the drop keel is
>fully up?
>Thanks
>Warren
Hi, i have another keel question. Do you know what size of the pivot bolt is and were ican get one as someone has knicked mine from its hard standing. Ta

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