Originally Posted by JSailer
Thank you for the replies.
I need to replace the tube that the centerboard cable goes through.
It is about 8 inches into the keel and goes through the cabin up to the deck.
It's 1.5 in OD with 1/8 wall.
About 3 feet would be under water (by that, I mean saltwater will be inside the tube at all time up to the waterline).
Have you considered some other material, other than a metal tube?
I have never had a swing keel so I am on shaky ground, but I might think about something like a reinforced exhaust hose?????? Just thinking outside the box.