CENTERBOARD RETAINING PIN

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CENTERBOARD RETAINING PIN

Postby doug8684 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:54 pm

Now that I've read the posts on potential mods for the centerboard trunk handle, (one with a hand drawing showing a port bump that looks just like my newly acquired DS 1), I have a question. My centerboard and both sides of my trunk have a small hole. It's close to the trailing edge, and is about 1/4" in diameter. It looks like they will line up when the centerboard is lifted all the way up. I already removed my centerboard, so I can't verify this. I assumed it was there so you could lock the centerboard up when trailering, launching, or retrieving. I didn't see any mention of this in the posts, so I'm wondering if it's standard or a PO modification. Seems like a nice safety feature.
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Re: CENTERBOARD RETAINING PIN

Postby GreenLake » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:12 pm

My guess is something your PO did. I make sure my trailer supports the CB from below with a strategically placed roller. Then the friction/ratchet only has to keep it up during actual launch.
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