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post #14 of Old 03-12-2013
seas the day
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Re: Spirit 23 Swing Keel Cable Mod Dwg

After a little more research I agree, a retro fit dagger board probably wouldn't be feasible. I guess I'm just not a fan of the swing keel design.. the cable to keel anchor point is too close to the pivot point, resulting in a great deal of tension needed to lift it. I like the pulley system idea, I may try that next.
I think it's stuck due to barnacle build up. The keel wouldn't lift when I tried loading her on the trailer in the fall. And of course the trailer winch broke! Had to use a come-along, which caused damage to the swing keel as she climbed onto the trailer. It's all part of the fun though!
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