I believe you are
right.At the beginning of the last
season I had to block up the boat and remove the swing keel in the parking
lot.The keel was stuck in the
truck because of debris that I picked up when I took her aground on an oyster reef.
As I recall I removed the retaining
screws and pivot pin before I could pull the keel out and the cable ends up
just above the bottom of the boat when in the lowered position. Also the cable was attached in a manor
that took me more than a few minutes and wasn’t easy.I believe it would have been impossible
on mine to do while in the water. Bob
before you haul with a lift you might want to try running a web strap under the
boat and lifting the keel back into the trunk and than tying it off so you can
haul it out with a trailer.
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[mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chuck Vande Wetering Sent:Monday, March 29, 2004 To:
sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: SJ23 - Replace lift
I don't think it can be done underwater. Mine is broken
now and I plan to have the boat hauled so I can repair it. It has been broken
since last fall and I tried to dive down and reconnect it and found it
impossible to stay in the waters of Puget Sound long enough to do it. But I also
think the clip was not exposed with the board down.
This question is directed to those people who have
centreboard lift cable while the boat is floating. It is just about time
to replace mine and I have to consider my options. I have always thought
that the cable stayed inside the centreboard trunk while the board is
down, but I'm not sure. Hence the following questions.
Q1 - Is it possible (by diving under the boat) to access the small clip
that attaches to the centreboard while the boat is floating? -
Q2 - If the clip is below the hull (outside the trunk), how far from the
hull is it? -
Q3 - Which tools did you use while underwater? -