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Old 01-18-2013
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Repacing centerboards on a Gemini M

I purchased a 1996 Gemini 105 M about 3 months ago. It needed new boards. I just got them made at Chesapeake Light Craft. Now, I have some instructions, but they might as well be in Aramaic or Sanskrit. I will be hauling the boat out of the water about mid February and I wonder if anyone has undertaking this task. I am in the South Florida area and would appreciate some guidance. Also have some questions about the rigging and the asymmetrical spinnaker sock.
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Re: Repacing centerboards on a Gemini M

two ways.

one is to get the boat up high enough (rack and rig or sling time, but the process is time consuming ie. greater than a couple of hours unless you have tools and materials and have done it before) dropping the old boards, reinstall the new.

two, you can block the boat normally and trench a path to a hole beneath the ama, and then drop the old and replace with the new.

Make sure you have correct hardware and tools. I would contact Gemini and spare the hardware well in advance and simply replace it while I was in there...rather than expecting to remove/reuse the existing set.

two man job for a while, unless you are going to run back and forth and rig something to hold things in place.
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Re: Repacing centerboards on a Gemini M

Well I finally dropped the old centerboards. I had to drill a 4" hole on to access the pivot bolt. I am placing pictures and descriptions of the work being done on About Time, my 1996 Gemini 105 M. You can find my progress or lack of it at: About Time Sailing - www.about-time-sailing.com any comments, advise, suggestions, criticisms are welcome.
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Re: Repacing centerboards on a Gemini M

Are you a member of the Gemini group on Yahoo?
Gemini_Cats : Gemini Catamarans

Lots of info there

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Re: Repacing centerboards on a Gemini M

Yes, I am a member. I have not yet joined the Gemini Gems paid site.
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