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Old 01-30-2013
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Removing Centerboard in Winter

Anyone have suggestions on how to remove the centerboard when it is too cold to jump in the water? Besides the obvious solution, a lift.

The cable is broken and my worry is that when I back it off the trailer the centerboard won't have enough room to drop and will dig in at the bottom of the ramp. I can pull the pivot pin but then that just means it will drop into the water making for a wet retrieval.

The board is NOT buoyant, is it? I think it weighs about 70 pounds, is that right? If it is 70 lbs, that makes it kind of hard to just drill a small hole and attach a line to it that I can then pull it to shore with.

Just curious if anyone has suggestions. I will check on prices for a lift but figured I'd check to see if anyone had a better idea.
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