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Somewhere along the line it should be mentioned that a centerboard can be a good thing but it is also "moving parts located under the water line".
If it IS in there, you should find a way to support the boat that also allows you to drop the keel/board while it is in the yard. You'll need to clean out the slot that it resides in, check the lifting wire (synthetic line is a good alternative these days for some), and use bottom paint in there as well as on the board, to discourage more critters from growing and jamming your board up in the slot.