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O'Day 30 centerboard fell down

I recieved an additional bill when my boat was pulled out last season. They said when hauling out the centerboard was down and they had alot of trouble getting it up. I've never used the centerboard, the rope is still attached and goes into the boat, I was reluctant to remove the fitting because it was caulked and I didnt have any with me .How do I secure the board in the up position before launching ?
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I recieved an additional bill when my boat was pulled out last season. They said when hauling out the centerboard was down and they had alot of trouble getting it up. I've never used the centerboard, the rope is still attached and goes into the boat, I was reluctant to remove the fitting because it was caulked and I didnt have any with me .How do I secure the board in the up position before launching ?
It sounds like the centerboard lift mechanism came loose. There have been many discussions on here about centerboard lift mechanisms needing the line replaced on boats of that era. If you've never used it, the rope has been holding the heavy weight of that centerboard for a few decades.

It will need to be repaired and reattached before the next time it's lifted.

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There is an old thread on here, from 2009, saying that the centerboard on an O'day 30 weighs 300 pounds and is held up by a rope line.
Yours is probably broken and needs to be replaced.

https://www.sailnet.com/forums/oday/...l-rigging.html
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