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Question Kenner Skipjack Owner

Hello all!
Looking for anyone who currently owns a Kenner 35 Skipjack. I have recently aquired a 1967 model from a gentleman that had some unusual ideas of how to best set up a boat. As an example, his first action as a boat owner was to remove the centerboard and trunk - it rattled. Then he decided that the flush deck aft was a waste of space, so he built a 6' x 8' x 6', 3/4 inch plywood cabin and removed the deck under it (pictures here) . His final injury, er, modification to the boat was to rig hydraulic steering by welding a flat tang to the leading edge of the rudder and cutting a 1" x 28" slot in the transom for it to travel in. He then connected the hydraulic cylinder to the tang, went hard port, hard starboard a few times, when predictably enough, the tang snapped off the rudder.

What I am hoping to find is somone that could supply me with diagrams and/or pictures of the centerboard, trunk and tackle design, the original steering gear design, and the original deck layout. Any help would be most appreciated!

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Matt
Key West, FL
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