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Daysailer centerboard?

I have 2 different diagrams showing which cable/rope raises and lowers the centerboard. My boat is a 1972 Daysailer, and I've been pulling the rope that extends from the cuddy cabin to lower the board. But last week, water came rushing out in the cuddy, so I yanked on the cable which is on the cb trunk and the gushing stopped. I may have been sailing this boat with the board up when I thought it was down. Anyone out there who can offer advice?
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Re: Daysailer centerboard?

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Sounds fairly likely that you were sailing with the center board up when you thought it was down.
No worries though. Figure out how the center board is set up and see if you can notice the difference when you use it.

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Re: Daysailer centerboard?

Yup, that's what I thought. When we haul it for the winter, I'll be able to see which way is up, which way is down.
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Re: Daysailer centerboard?

Kind of late to reply to this I guess, but here is the layout of hte 1971-73 DS II centerbord controls in pic 1, 1974-early 77 in pic 2, and 1977-85 in pic 3. The last one should also match tthe DS III setup.

The cable coming out of the hole in the cuddy and controled by a line run from an eyestrap to one side of the maststep, through a block on the cable end and then through another block on the other side of the maststep. is suposed to raise hte CB, the cable coming out od the top of the CB trunk out in the cockpit is to lower the CB. It is possible that a previous owner reversed the cables?

I doubt you were sailing with the CB retracted all the time, with no CB down, you would not be able to make any progress to windward and in fact the boat becomes hard to steer at all without having at least about 1/3 of the CB exposed, even under power.

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