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Old 01-03-2009
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Problem with water coming up swing keel

I have a 1982 Luger Voyager with the optional center board. It has a decent long shoal draft keel that only draws 3 feet but also has a swing keel that can be lowered with a winch for a 6' draft. With the swing keel up she sails OK but she doesn't point up as well as One would like. The problem is, when sailing up wind into waves with the center board down, water splashes up through where the cable runs especially when heeled over. As a result I don't use the Center board but would like to. Has anyone experienced this problem and any suggestions on how to correct it? I could just cap the pipe where the cable runs but to seal it and still have the cable run freely would be a challenge.
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