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Old 08-30-2008
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Matt,

We sailed my father's 1969 Irwin for over 15 years. Stout Fella, the 31 foot Irwin, had a swing keel. Every time we came into harbor we raised the board and pulled into our slip. We always raised and lowered the board with every sail. I think you should raise the board to simply protect it from damaging itself every time is bounces back and forth. You will also get better sleep too.

Good Luck,
Paul
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