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Spirit 23 Swing Keel Cable Mod Dwg
If something isn't done about the way the cable exits the hull in the shoal keel pocket for the swing keel eventually the cable WILL break. After 2 hours of photoshop here is my solution to the issue for you. I've made this bracket & pulley setup about 2 years ago, & just recently removed it to replace the swaged fitting that slipped off. ( I found out that 1X19 cable needs 2 fittings swaged on & I only had one!) The cable otherwise was in perfect condition. I used 316 stainless for the nuts, welds, metal bracket, & cable. Dimensions are not critical, fabricate what you think is required, ANYTHING is better than what is there.
By the way, the recess that the pulley bracket sits in is already there in the upper part of the keel slot. There was no fiber-glassing required for this mod, just drilling a hole for the upper attach bolt.
Last edited by windyway; 03-20-2013 at 06:42 PM.