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Old 07-11-2011, 08:07   #1
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Centerboard Help

Hi all,

I recently purchased a 1969 Morgan 30.

The previous owner did not use the C-board and locked it in the up position with vice grips.

All is rusted, the wire is no good, and I am not sure if the C-board is now frozen in place

The boat is on the Hard with the keel blocked.

I would like to get it in working order for the 2012 season.

Any help (drawings and/or pics) would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 07-11-2011, 12:28   #2
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Re: Centerboard Help

Remove all blocks and gently whack the plate from below. Watch your arms and legs as it may come down in the most dramatic manner.

Place some wood under as to avoid any damage to the plate from hitting the floor.

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Old 07-11-2011, 16:55   #3
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Re: Centerboard Help

Just don't take the Hunter's a coastal boat only.
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