Did you consult Bob Schimmel's Tech Tip A-01? I have quoted the pertinent part below.
LIFT CABLE - The lift cable is attached to the trailing edge of the centerboard and runs up the inside the table pedestal over a sheave at the top. There it exits out the back of the pedestal down to a 3x1 block and tackle mounted to the floor. The stainless cable is attached to the trailing edge of the centerboard at a spot that stays up inside the keel slot when the board is down. This is done or minimal drag. Since the cable attachment does NOT protrude outside the slot it cannot trap weeds, unless you sail backwards! If you intend to anchor in a weedy area I suggest you pull the centre board up before sailing in. Do not pull the board up wile you are in a weedy area as you will likely stuff weeds into the slot, ahead of the centre board, jamming it in good and tight. This is a real miserable job to clean up.
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2004 20:54:26
Subject: SJ23 - Replace lift cable
This question is directed to those people who have replaced their
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? -
(Always stay curious)
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