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    Deal Killers?

    The engine looks like a Bukh DV 20 maybe from what I can see. The gear box oil on these is the same grade as the lubrication oil (so no ATF) if that helps. These engines will really calcify up in the water jacket if not used which makes them overheat. Treat the water jacket with http://www.rydlymemarine.com/ descaler to clear any blockages out, rebuild the water pump and this engine will go forever. Learn how to do the anode yourself and change it every 6 mths
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    Front Page - scotw

    Only a true Vulgarian would think posting that shot was a good idea.....
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    The actual threaded studs into the keel could be a real problem... it's pretty hard to tell from just a pic, but what is the material? I'm not familiar with Catalinas but if other owners have done the "sistering" method on similar boats, you may find the nuts are the least of your worries. I don't like to sound negative but I would make that keel bolt attachment one of my first priorities with that boat. Everything else like engines, sails etc. you can get around but not a keel.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I think your keel bolts appear to be a major issue... are they all like that??
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Edboat, I stand corrected. I still love my fat old half-tonner with the pinched in transom though.......
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    If these boats weren't IOR then what were they you twit?? At least you could be reasonably confident the keel would stay attached to these old boats, despite the rolling downwind. I wonder what nostalgia there will be for the current crop of motor/sailors masquerading as sail boats in thirty years time??? Can't imagine too many turned over to charter unless you happen to have very skilled diesel mechanic on board at all times.