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Re: Removing Swing Keel Advice Sought

Can you dig a hole under the swing keel? This may allow you to drop it more easily.

400 #'s is not light weight. You are going to need some help lowering and raising this. A spare car jack could easily lift or lower this with additional lines/structures to hold it in place.

As for cleaning out the center board trunk you will have to improvise tools to use. I find that old fashioned hand saws, like a sheet rock saw or cross cut saw will do the trick. Whatever implement(s) you can get up in the slot are what you need to use.
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