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Re: Centerboard damage.
Perhaps there was some other stuff in there eherlihy, but I didn’t see any evidence of it, just bits of resin. The rudder bearing was cast out of pure resin also. I noticed it crumbling at haul out last year and made a new bearing out of Delrin pre-launch this year.
The boat is a 1980 Irwin Citation 39. Only 600 made, and at last check 400 still floating. There is only one boat like mine, that I know of, here on the lakes. Almost half of the floaters are across the pond. Not much chance of finding a replacement.
The guy working on the board is well known in the local race community. He comes highly recommended. Said it wouldn’t be huge repair bill, and didn’t seem to think it was as bad as it looked. We’ll wait for the estimate before committing, but that is a much larger glass job than I am comfortable doing. Something I’d rather have done by a pro.
1980 Irwin Citation 39
Aft cockpit CB.
Sailing Lake St. Clair and the Great Lakes.