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10 years 3 months ago #1726 by George Myers
Replied by George Myers on topic Brewer12.8 Centerboard
OH Oh with boards down -anything attached would upset the NACA foil shape and slow boat down---- I bought new board from tony-cost is $4500 plus installation! hes the only game in town!! After reviewing Ted Brewers drawings --Ft Myers Yt Builders ignored Teds drawings and made there own silly hoisting rig. Now we suffer forever as it cant be changed. IM going to try to glue neoprene sheets inside the slot for a firm fit when board up and maybe some of same at edge of slot where wide point of board contacts edge of slot for close fit when down.

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10 years 3 months ago #1727 by George Myers
Replied by George Myers on topic Brewer12.8 Centerboard
I have since obtained Ted s original drawings--- and (as he also says) FT Myers Yt Builders ignored Teds drawing regarding hoisting mechanism and devised their own- complete with the stupid "stop line". So its not Teds fault.
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10 years 3 months ago #1728 by George Myers
Replied by George Myers on topic Brewer12.8 Centerboard
I have heard 3 numbers. 9. 10. and 40.

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10 years 3 months ago #1738 by Matt Davis
Replied by Matt Davis on topic Brewer12.8 Centerboard
We just purchased a 1990 B44 down in Mexico. She is currently on the hard where we will be doing a considerable refit. I am hoping to get any insight you can offer in terms of the centerboard. We operated it during the sea trial and the board seems to extend and retract as designed. Is there anything that can be inspected while on the hard to ensure everything is OK (attachment points, pivot pin, etc)? The lines look pretty ragged and need to be replaced. Do you know what size/type of lines are appropriate and how to go about connecting and running them through the system?

Thanks in advance for your time,

Matt Davis

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10 years 3 months ago #1739 by Augusto Villalon
Hi, I have had no problems with my centerboard for 25 years. Do the following while on the hard. Remove the pin by using a ½ Ratchet wrench to remove plugs on each side. Lift bottom of board to relies pressure and push pin out. Clean and inspect closely for cracks, corrosion, etc. replace if bad. Re-asemble.
Replace the pull line. I used a good spectra halyard type line of 1/.2" make a good double hitch nut below. Check closely the turning block on deck to be sure it runs free. When installed, Hang the boat and slowly drop board so that it is in down position. This position is when the board shoulder is parallel to the lower edge of the keel (about 45 degrees). Mark up on deck that point with a magic marker on the line. Then attach the other line, the limiting line that will not let the board get further at all. This is the line that goes to the cockpit. If you need more help, let me know. Kiko

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10 years 3 months ago #1740 by Matt Davis
Replied by Matt Davis on topic Brewer12.8 Centerboard
Hi Kiko,

Thank you very much for your input. Doesn't sound too bad. The "plugs" on my pin appear to be glassed over. Should I just grind out the glass to access the pin?

Thanks, Matt

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