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  • #20009
    jonnysummers
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    Hi all. This may seem like a really daft question, but I have just purchased an old Mk2 (sail No 1498) in poor condition as a family boat but I can’t see how the centreboard is raised / lowered or held in position. I didn’t deal directly with the last owners so I can’t ask them. Is it simply pulled / pushed and then held by friction? Thanks for any answers! Jon

    #20010
    jameschew
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    Hi Jonny,

     

    Yes, you just push/pull it. Most have a  short length of hose pipe on the front edge which is slightly squashed by a couple of screws, and this provides the friction. Just tighten or loosen as necessary. You’ll need to lower the centreboard with the boat in the water to see it.

    #20011
    jonnysummers
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    Hi James – Thanks for your response – I’m a big fan of keeping things simple, so it sounds good to me! Thanks again. Jon

    #20012
    waypad
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    Hello Jonny, I agree with James as you will have someone to do the push/pull business, I have to use a block to raise and a stout bungy to lower mine as I sail single handed. It’s quite inconvenient with my setup but it is a two handed boat and so I have to manage. With James’s setup [normal] you will have no trouble. Pete

    #20018
    jonnysummers
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    Thanks Pete – I should have plenty of (young) crew with me so won’t be an issue

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