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post #19 of Old 05-16-2011
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I thought the keel pin was to keep it from moving toward the stern while underway, not to keep it from rotating forward or upward. I did read about not letting it just swing down uncontrolled for fear of it coming up through the trunk. That would not be cool! Rod Johnson has informed me that the keel will move slightly fore and aft if you don't secure it somehow once lowered. And that will cause wear on everything. So best to put the pin in or find some other way to secure it. Perhaps a keelplug that fits snug up against the back of the keel.
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