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post #2 of Old 05-02-2002
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Center board jams..Help

I once owned an O''Day 23 with a centerboard. I had similar problems until I replaced the pivot pin. If the pin is worn excessively and there is too much play, the board can get hung up. The pin is made out of nylon or derelon and measures approximately 1 inch in diameter and 4 inches long. The pin can only be replaced by removing the retainer plates on the bottom of the keel. This is not a difficult job (while on the hard) and you can replace the other hardware while you have it apart. Any rigging shop should be able to duplicate the cable setup.
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