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Pearson Wanderer Centerboard Cable

Need to replace mine. Anyone have an idea of the length and size of the cable I need. Thanks for any help.
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I'd recommend you post over on the Pearson Owners website.

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Good enuf... keep us posted since that might help a future Wanderer owner.

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Not heard a peep from any pearson wanderer owners on the Peason site. Will continue to research on my own. There is a small piece of cable still visible and if I can get it out I will know what size to order. Will without a doubt go with stainless the rotted one is not stainless. Thanks and if I hear anything or approach it on my own will keep you all updated. Maybe even photo as I go and post it.
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Not heard a peep from any pearson wanderer owners on the Peason site. Will continue to research on my own. There is a small piece of cable still visible and if I can get it out I will know what size to order. Will without a doubt go with stainless the rotted one is not stainless. Thanks and if I hear anything or approach it on my own will keep you all updated. Maybe even photo as I go and post it.
Have you had any luck getting info about this? I replaced my Wanderer's cable in '08, so I might be able to help.
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I don't know the length of my cable but have changed it.

twice now. I don't know if this will help but until you get other info,..

I have a longer than needed cable cut and have the rigger fix an eye on one end. That connects to the lifting screw on the cabin top.

With the boat in the travel lift slings in the yard, we drop the board to the full depth(visible by growth, wear, can be marked too), then fix the board there with blocking on the ground. (at this depth in the slings).

Next we snip the cable at the nicro press loop and thimble that attaches to the fitting on the board in the photo, 2 rivets and bronze plates.

Disconnecting the other end at the lifting screw on the cabintop, we pull the old cable up through the centerboard trunk and piping chase to the screw.

Next, we feed, in the reverse direction, the oversized cable from inside the cabin until it comes out the slot below. Then we bolt the new eye on the lifting screw and leave the screw to it's lowest depth/setting in the cabin.

Then it's a matter of putting then new thimble on the board connection, running the cable around it and a new nicro press, get it set to the right height, and clamp.

Having done it a couple times, it goes quickly, 10-15 minutes or so.

You boats linkage will be entirely different but you may be able to do something similar if you can't get an exact measurement.
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Thanks for the help and replies. Will do the repair in the spring if it ever stops snowing around here for crying out loud! lol
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In 09 (not '08) I replaced my cb cable for the first time. In the water. I had nothing to pull the new cable through with, so I got some cheap wire cable from the hardware store, duct taped the end tapered, and it just shoved right through the entire pathway. This cable was slightly oversized for stiffness.

Next, I generously taped the upper end of this cable to some high tech rope ( might have been stay set) and pulled that through. I tied just a bowline around a thimble and bolted it to the cb. Attaching the upper end required removing the end cap of the roller and using a stopper knot where it passed through the hole in the drum.

I hope to replace it again this year when it gets a little warmer. Other than having to keep the cb trunk clear of barnacles, I've had no problem with the rope cable.

On a related topic, I learned recently that if a cb cable ever breaks on you, it can be wedged up with almost any wood. Wooden clothes pins work great. No need to use a rope bridle tied to the deck to hold it up. What a neat discovery.
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Thanks for the response if it ever stops snowing here I will start the project
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