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help with centerboard on oday daysailer 2

Hi,
I have the well known centerboard leak and saw this post on one of the forums and would like a bit more information before I try it. This is the post:

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by Roger Ľ Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:48 pm

I used a 3/4" metal pipe that I cut lengthwise into with a hacksaw to make a "hole threader". I then went to the hardware and bought a 1" long ABS plastic threated nipple with a nut fitting on the other end. (about $2) and capped that with a 1/2" end cap with a 1/8" inch hole in the end for the wire. I think it is used to couple a threaded pipe to a slip fit pipe. It stops all water from coming in to the cuddy. A simple threaded nipple would likely do the job also. About an inch long. The gap between the two fg hulls is only about 3/8" at the most, the thickness of each hull is 1/4" at most, so a total nipple length of 1" is really all you need. I liked the nut idea because it allow me to use a wrench to install it. Too simple!

Now for my questions:
I think the "hole threader" is used to insert 3/4 inch pipe into the donut facing the cuddy cabin after removing the donut. This would be the raise centerboard pendant thru hole in the diagram. Once it is inserted around the wire do you thread 3/4 inch pipe into the hull/centerboard trunk to stop the water from splashing in? I am not sure what the 1 inch long abs plastic threaded nipple does. Does it go over the 3/4 pipe to seal up the cut made in the pipe?
Does any of this require epoxy to glue it in place?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: help with centerboard on oday daysailer 2

Hello - Is anybody there that can help?
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Re: help with centerboard on oday daysailer 2

I think the 3/4" metal pipe is only used temporarily to cut threads in the hole. Then you remove the metal pipe and thread in the ABS nipple with the end cap on it. That's what remains in the hole, and your wire comes thru the 1/8" hole in the cap.

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Hi billwalker. Thanks for the reply. I'm going to try it.
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Re: help with centerboard on oday daysailer 2

Hi,
Did this work for you? Do you have a picture of your solution. I have a DSII 17 and I'm trying to find solutions for water leaking in to the cuddy from the centerboard wire. Thanks!
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Did this work for you? Do you have a picture of your solution. I have a DSII 17 and I'm trying to find solutions for water leaking in to the cuddy from the centerboard wire. Thanks!
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The original centerboard lifting attachment point and subsequent low exit hole thru the centerboard truck is fraught with problems of leaks and unnecessary tackle for the lifting pendant. I believe a better solution would be to reposition the lifting pendant attachment point from the upper end of the centerboard to the middle of the aft side of the centerboard. Then drill a new exit hole for the pendant in the middle top of the centerboard trunk directly as possible above the new board attachment point(with the board in the "up" position) and add a threaded metal or PVC bushing to prevent wear as the pendant moves up and down thru the centerboard trunk. This I believe would raise the centerboard exit hole above the static waterline in addition to making the lift easier due to the pendant board attachment being more directly aligned to the pendant lift point. Also any water ingress would be in the cockpit, not the cuddy. Plug the original pendant exit hole. To further raise the centerboard middle exit hole simply add a section of metal or PVC pipe. Replace bushings as needed.

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Thanks for the quick response and detailed solution description. I am still confused on how to access the centerboard.
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Thanks for the quick response and detailed solution description. I am still confused on how to access the centerboard.
I think,if you drop the board down you'll have all the access you'll need. From the bottom reach up and disconnect the original attachment point and simply slide it down the back side until you reach the approx. middle of the board, reattach by using various methods. Measure distance to new attachment point from interior front of centerboard trunk, then figure thickness of centerboard trunk, add that thickness measurement to the total distance measurement and measure this measure along the top of the centerboard to mark new pendant exit hole.
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Re: help with centerboard on oday daysailer 2

Hello all,
The CB is not swinging all the way down and I think I may have some water leaking around the CB. I have the boat in a hoist and I'm prepared to unscrew the pin and remove the centerboard this week to get a better look and clean everything. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best way to detach the wire. Our plan was to try to break the crimp w/ an angle grinder so we can let the wire pass through the hole to detach the centerboard -- and not lose wire length. Any suggestions for how to detach or is there a better way to reattach other than a permanent crimp? Please see photo.
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Hello all,
The CB is not swinging all the way down and I think I may have some water leaking around the CB. I have the boat in a hoist and I'm prepared to unscrew the pin and remove the centerboard this week to get a better look and clean everything. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best way to detach the wire. Our plan was to try to break the crimp w/ an angle grinder so we can let the wire pass through the hole to detach the centerboard -- and not lose wire length. Any suggestions for how to detach or is there a better way to reattach other than a permanent crimp? Please see photo.
Thank you.
The ease of removal of the Crimp will all depend upon the hardness of the material which makes it up. If its a relatively soft material then a pair of large bolt cutters could be used, applying the jaws down the middle of the two sides of the crimp in the parallel direction with the pendant wire hopefully sparing the pendant wire The angle grinder approach could also be used however its circular action tends to make absolute control of the grinding/cutting wheel somewhat problematic. With this approach I suggest clamping/stabilizing the crimp somehow and bracing yourself in order to better control the grinding head and attempt to grind down the length of the crimp, hopefully sparing the pendant wire. However, if the pendant wire is already two short per its failure to lower the CB completely, then it may be a moot point and extra work in attempting to save it. Good luck.
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