Copy Write 4/26/2001© Updated 12/16/2005
Both the SC 22 & the Eclipse 6.7 boats use the same keel. Kind of trapezoid shaped, 2" thick and 8' long. The leading edge is rounded and the trailing edge is beveled to a point. The keel foot is angled in such a way I am of the delusion it will ride up and over any obstacles it may hit.
Keel trunk width is 3" except for the Keel Head which has been beefed up to 4" wide OD, also the section around the Keel Pendant Pipe has been beefed up to 4". If my measurement is correct the horizontal distance from the center of the keel pin forward to the v-berth bulkhead is 25"
The original keel pin is stainless steel locked on with collars and fiberglassed in. I was dissatisfied with the rusty collars and had a new keel pin cut. The new pin is threaded on both ends using stainless steel nuts to hold the pin in place. Stainless steel washers and plenty of silicone do a good to fair job of sealing the keel pin hole on the trunk. The new pin makes it east to remove the keel for servicing.
Tillers are available for sale just about anywhere boating supplies are sold, I won't go into them.
Original rudderstock is 1-1/4" thick
Original rudderstock is 34" long
Original rudderstock is 9" wide at the top
Original rudderstock is 11-1/2" wide at the bottom
Original rudder stock aluminum bolt plates is 1/4" thick
Original rudder stock aluminum bolt plates is 6-1/4" long
Original rudder stock aluminum bolt plates is 10-1/2" wide at the top
Original rudder stock aluminum bolt plates is 11" wide at the bottom
Gudges: Should match the Pintels.
Pintels: Pin Length: Upper 2" Lower 1" extend 1-1/2" from the Rudder Stock
Pin diameter: 1/2"
Mounting distance from the top of the rudderstock to top of Pintel 18-1/2"
Top of upper gudge to top of lower gudge 13-1/4"
Rather there is a lip running around the edge of the rudder.
The weak spot of the rudder is the hole for the pivot pin that connects the rudder to the rudderstock. Over time, this hole becomes damage allowing water to soak the plywood core of the rudder. I did surgery back in 2000 to correct the damage. So far, the repair has held.
A small boat means shallow water, over time the gel-coat at the bottom of the rudder wears and becomes damaged.
Rudder in the center of the transom, outboard motor on the port side. Prop damage is inevitable.
Original rudder is 1 1/4" thick
Original rudder is 3' long
Original rudder is 14" wide
Rudder 1 Rudder 2 Rudder 3 E - 2 E - 3
Mast & Boom
The available sail track is based upon an estimated length for the outhaul & down haul.
The information on this page is not intended as a "definitive" guide to sailing .
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