Originally Posted by seas the day
I had the same problem last summer with my NA 23. I had the boat lifted, crawled under and replaced the broken cable. Now I suspect the keel is stuck in the recessed keel pocket.
Has anyone ever tried modifying a dagger-board instead of a swing keel? ?
I guess you mean modifying from a swing keel to a dagger board? Other than the work involved, (major) why would you want to install a dagger board so it takes up valuable cabin space? The slot would have to extend beyond the water line
. If you hit something with it, well there it goes...
hope you would have reinforced the hull cause that may rip up too
. Can a dagger board be made to swing as well? Oh yea, defeats the purpose.
I guess you could say I'm not too fond of the idea. But I'm a little confused here, if you had the swing keel out last summer, why would the keel be stuck now?