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I have lightning and am wanting to extract the centerboard to remove the paint. Any suggestions on a one man extraction? Is it possible to extract with the boat on the trailer?
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Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

I don't know about trailer extraction but with some inguinuity you can do it. You need some jacks to raise the keel a few inches above the width of the center board. I take mine out periodicaly and alway's tell the yard to leave me sitting high enough to wiggle the CB out. there is nothing one man can't do with come alongs, jacks, patients and fore thought.
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Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

So the CB needs to come out from the bottom correct?
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So the CB needs to come out from the bottom correct?
Ya, there will be a bolt that it pivots on. They were installed with extraction in mind, very simple set up.
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Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

Good deal, thanks!
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Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

Any tips on getting the paint off the stainless steel CB?
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Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

The CB on a Lightning is supposed to weigh <= 130 pounds. ILCA Lightning Plans and Specifications

Probably be easier to extract the CB in shallow water on a calm day. You need to find and remove the pivot pin in the CB trunk.

I'm not sure if this is feasible or not but you could remove the cap of the CB trunk in the cockpit. You might be able to jigger the CB out through the top. I doubt this would work with the boat lying flat in it's trailer though. You'd likely need some wiggle room.

Another thought is to dump the Lightning onto the ground, prop up one side and dig a trench under the CB.

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Any tips on getting the paint off the stainless steel CB?
Wire brush on a drill.
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I have lightning and am wanting to extract the centerboard to remove the paint. Any suggestions on a one man extraction? Is it possible to extract with the boat on the trailer?
The board comes out of the the top of the trunk somewhat easily. Replace pannant with something easier to hold on to and fasten it somewhere so the top of the board doesn't go below the top of the trunk. Wedge something like a cuchion on the trailer brace to restrict the amount the board can be lowered. Lower board. Remove pivot pin and carefully wiggle it out.
The standard steel (or ss steel) board is heavy, but one, reasonably strong person can manage this task. An extra person can make it a little safer.
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