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Hello: I have a Bristol 40 yawl which I bought in 1979. It has been sailed quite a bit on the Gulf Coast for the past thirty years. We have raced and cruised between here and Mexico. I have recently done an extensive overhaul and cosmetic upgrade . In the process I decided it might be time to change out the centerboard cable since I already had the boat out for general upgrades. know the story. It if aint broke don't fix it.
As it happens, the replacement had to happen when the boat was lifted for relaunch so there was no extra time. The new cable was fastened to the end of the old cable and passed through smoothly. The end of it was nicopressed to the centerboard and the other end was presented to the winch--unfortunately the end did not want to easily pass through the winch terminal so being pressed for time we tied the board up and launched. After we reached the dock the cable was attached, but tne board did not come up all the way until I went under--lifted it by hand--and reeled in the cable. At this point the board would not come down unless the board was shaken in its case. Then it was very hard to crank it back up. Yes the cable is the same diameter and has been replaced before without incident--Any suggestions?
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