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Old 12-15-2013
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Re: The mysterious pin?

It's not for a zinc as it doesn't go through to anywhere.
It's been confirmed by very knowledgeable C&C people that it is meant to cut kelp or deflect debris and keep it from getting caught in the gap between the top of the rudder and the hull.
The skeg does not drop down enough to cover this gap.
It's "mystery solved" so no point in second guessing the experts on this.
I would post a picture but it is a pita to do that on this website for such a simple already solved mystery.
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Re: The mysterious pin?

It might not stop a tree trunk, but it would keep a crab/lobster pot line from going into the slot. Be a good bit easier to remove from the pin that it would the slot too.

If you don't know what it's for then don't remove it. Might be the belly button of the boat and once pulled the boat will just fall apart.
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