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Old 03-12-2013
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Re: Spirit 23 Swing Keel Cable Mod Dwg

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Originally Posted by seas the day View Post
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?
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