I am taking possession of a 1968 Morgan 30'' shallow draft boat with centerboard this weekend, and the centerboard was taken out over the Winter because it had been damaged somehow. It was repaired by someone over the Winter and apparently it had such a built up of Fiberglass over the actual centerboard, that it would not fit back into the centerboard well. My question to you all is this, how sea-worthy is the board to make a 110 mile trip up the Chesapeake Bay, staying within the Bay, without having a centerboard in place.
If you can, please get back to me as soon as you can, because I have a wife who is getting very apprehensive about the trip without the centerboard in place,
Thanking you in advance,