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Re: '81 Spirit 23 in Charlotte, NC
If your going to take the boat off the trailer to replace the keel support, AND your swing keel cable is broken, now would be the time to do the cable pulley mod described in another thread. I highly recommend that mod, if you don't do it you'll be replacing the cable in another few years. Do it and the cable will outlast the boat.
I recently purchased a North American 23 with a broken centerboard cable. I have read and watched all that I could find about the CB cable repair.
I will have the boat in a slip year round and will not be in shoal areas very much (if at all), so I can leave the board down all the time.
So, because of the infrequent raising/lowering of the CB, how long will the cable last?