Hi all, well things were going really well for awhile there until today...Some background info"
When we brought my boat down here the centerboard
was up the whole time and the winch
had a problem...Since the board was up and I could enter the channel etc. I figured it would be something for later. Then a few months ago I found this pulley that came loose(see pix).It was glued to the hull
with a small screw or two...No sweat, reconnect the pulley and all will be good again...Well, today I noticed that the cable is now taught from the winch
to the next pulley in line which is at the front of the motor
...it is really snug...I am thinking that the centerboard
has now decided to drop down...When I pulled on the cable, the pulley by the front of the motor
sounded as if it wanted to tear free from the flimsy little bit of anchor
remaining...I will have to dive her manana but I am quite certain the board has dropped...
A) How do I get the pulley secured again with the cable taught and the centerboard down? How can I lift
up the centerboard?
B)How can I replace the pulley at the front of the motor? It is totally shot...the plastic on the bottom is about gone...
Thanks for the help in the past and thanks in advance for this new issue...