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Centerboard raising options?
The boat is Buccaneer 18, the board is a thick and heavy (at least 75 lbs) fiberglass slab. The old system was a 2:1 block and pulley system placed in a very tight and contorted space above the centerboard box and below cockpit sole. the old system was using rope attached to the upper aft corner of the board, run through 2 blocks and out to a cam cleat in the cockpit through a hole just below the companionway opening. Old system is shot, the second block (and it's attachment) is gone, the cam cleat is shot too.
The question is: replace the old block and pulley system, or go with something else, like a small winch?
Use a dyneema rope for either options? I'm worried that a steel cable might cut through fiberglass where the centerboard box ends and cockpit sole starts.
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