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Re: Bristol 35 Center Board replacement
My centerboard is a must. Night and day difference. As krisscross detailed. Even when motoring, very noticeable, negates prop walk felt in forward with allot of throttle. Bristol Crb are not heavy (not part of, or help with ballast), mine is plywood and glass, has zinc weights so it won't float when deployed. 80 lbs max. On the plus side, if the cable lets go, it will do little damage.
I considered using Amteel when I replaced the cable during my last Crb rebuild. I even bought it to use. But after reading up on amsteel, two thing were an issue: 1) abrasion and 2) UV degradation. Okay, so I have the only Bristol in the world that the cable is exposed to sunlight? And, the last two stainless cables lasted over 20 years each. Why change with that record?
1968 Bristol 32 Keel/Crb Hull 26
Narragansett Bay RI USA