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post #11 of Old 08-05-2011
rmaltz
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Hi Folks, Last year I was given a '76 Helms 25 from a friend to help me get into sailing and not let the boat go to waste. It needs works but is sea worthy. I have a couple issues to solve if anyone can help. First: I have a leak around the bolt/pin holding up the centerboard. Can I simply remove the 4 bolts and nuts going through it, add some gasket material to each end then reinsert the bolts and nuts? Or will the centerboard drop when I remove the bolts? And Second: The rudder is extremely hard to push down and pull up. Is this normal or can I loosen the bolt and nut a bit? Thanks very much!
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