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I had to re-do all the hoses & thru-hulls, waxed the hull, used deck paint to cover ugly blue deck paint from previous owners, cleaned interior, redid wiring, fuses, switches, fiberglassed front hatch (still need permanent fix), serviced outboard...it was basically on its deathbed.
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The boat sails like a dream...we've had it out in 20+ mph winds in 4 to 6 foot seas in Lake Michigan and it rides the seas like they aren't even there.
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Let's keep this thread going, there aren't many of us out there and limited resources for repairs & maintenence!
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My keel always sticks down. when I run it up on the trailer, the trailer pushes it up. Sorry, can't help with the pulley fix, but I'm definitly interested in it too.


You don't have any pictures from the top side of the pulley do you?
The pulley is bolted to the underside of the boat within the stub keel. So above that is the hull. Kinda hard to take a picture from above without x-ray equipment! LOL Just make a stainless bracket that holds a pulley inside it & mount it where the cable exits the hull. Not that hard really.
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New Rudder

Got the new rudder installed. Thanks for the help Stan. Got some other new pictures up of the trailer braces too.


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Here's a good shot of the boat on the lift getting the swing keel prepped for scraping, it would stick due to barnacles in the Trunk!
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Here's the final bottom paint on the swing keel being applied. I replaced the thru hull valve (was junk) before launching her this Spring.

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Anybody got any old Genoa track blocks laying around?
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1976 Na23

Just got her a couple weeks ago, going to put her in the water on friday, can't wait. I will be sailing her in lake travis austin tx
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Hello all,

I'm looking at a '77 NA23. It appears to be in fair condition. The seller doesn't know much about the boat so I assume he's either not the actual owner or at least didn't sail it himself. Anyway He didn't even know it had a swing keel on it. Or should I say that it is supposed to have one on it. I've heard "horror" stories around the club about fixing keel pivots etc. Is it much of a hassle on this model?

P.S. Does this boat point well?

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