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Old 01-18-2012
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Fortunately not all of the weight is in the centerboard there are 250 pounds of internal lead ballast along either side of the CB trunk, the board only weighs 70 pounds source: htp:http://www.iheartodays.com/files/mod..._624W_768H.jpg

There is also http://www.usmariner.org/Mhistory.htm

and Removal

I love sites that give information on my boats - pretty helpful. I figure I could possibly make a CB - perhaps a sheet of aluminum with some weight added and glassed over?? It doesn't have to be lead. NewRudders.com fortunately had the mold for my Morgan 24 CB, I am paying $935!! that is how much I hate falling off my course from a reach through a close haul, though the Morgan has a rather substantial shoal keel and some swear the CB does not add that much - I do not believe it. My O'Day has been sitting on the trailer since I last sailed her because It is so frustrating!! The mariner is a wonderful sailboat and faster than some larger boats when everything is working. George
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