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Finally got the keel unstuck, with aid of reciprical saw and prying. Thanks for you suggestions.
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Finally got the keel unstuck, with aid of reciprical saw and prying. Thanks for you suggestions.


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This is usually caused by marine growth in the center board trunk. Does your Sandpiper sail in salt water? If so then barnacle growth can easily jam up the works.
I'd find a long, thin, flat tool (something like a metal ruler) to use to dislodge any marine growth around the center board and trunk. Mask, snorkel or scuba equipment would also help.
Sometimes going out on a 'bouncy' day (when there are waves) can be enough to free up a snag like this. Unfortunately this is this also the kind of day when you would want your center board deployed.
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Finally got the keel unstuck, with aid of reciprical saw and prying. Thanks for you suggestions.

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On the steel Center board. Have the boat on the hard and drop it out and determine if it is salvagable or not. If it is, clean the rust off, pickle the steel then primer and paint it with bottom paint.
On the swollen wood of the CB Well you need to let it dry out then primer & paint it with bottom paint.
But while the CB is out, you can check for dry rot and other ills that may affect the wood structure of your CB well and keel.
Check the pivot pin for wear and the babbit bearing also. Along with the connection point of your CB Pendant.
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Finally got the keel unstuck, with aid of reciprical saw and prying. Thanks for you suggestions.
Is have sailfish similar to yours and have removed the keel from above as the housing cap mod was already done.

It was a tight fit and I can see there is a potential problem with the fibreglass casing of the keel swelling making it stick in the keel sleeve. Very interested it what u found and how u fixed it.
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Re: stuck keel

Sounds like you also need to address reattaching the mechanism?

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Is have sailfish similar to yours and have removed the keel from above as the housing cap mod was already done.

It was a tight fit and I can see there is a potential problem with the fibreglass casing of the keel swelling making it stick in the keel sleeve. Very interested it what u found and how u fixed it.
Sandpipers have centerboard that is raised and lowered by a screw mechanism. The board is (semi) permanently mounted to the boat. This is quite different from your sailfish.

As you know since you own one, sailfish have a wooden daggerboard that is raised and lowered by hand and is generally removed from the boat along with the rudder when the boat is not in use. If it is getting sticky, you should just be able to clean out the inside of the daggerboard slot when the daggerboard is out. Alternatively, you could carefully sand down the daggerboard to make it a little thinner next time you varnish it. AMF stopped manufacturing these boats decades ago, so if the daggerboard case hasn't swelled up yet, it seems unlikely that it would do so now.
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