Talk:Catalina 30

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"A yearly treatment is performed by cleaning out the keel gap and caulking it." The "smile" is cosmetic and occasional in nature, appearing in the material ("bondo") that is used to fair the keel into the hull form. Not all Catalina 30s experience this, and well cared-for boats certainly don't experience it on an annual basis. I suggest deleting the word "yearly". LarryB55 (talk) 01:06, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

"The defect was attributed to the use of a wooden insert in the bilge between the top layer of fiberglass and the keel stub proper. The keel bolts pass through this insert, and it's thought that compression of the insert allows the keel to pull away from the stub, leading to the separation." What reference? LarryB55 (talk) 01:08, 16 November 2011 (UTC)