Originally Posted by Fiveslide
If you leave the centerboard unrepaired but not glassed over, leaving open the option for repair
by the next owner, is the boat sailable as-is?
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Yes, the boat would be sail-able as is except that the cable that holds the centerboard retracted broke (which annoys me because we had it replaced less than two years ago). Our diver says it broke near the shackle so maybe it was rubbing on something. But yes, if the centerboard could be secured up into the keel
in the retracted position then the boat would be just fine.
That's a good thought - why not just secure what's left of the centerboard in place fully retracted and if we ever sell it and the new owner wants to deal with the centerboard, then they can. Or I can have it fixed before we sell it. Although maybe fiberglassing over it is the easiest way to hold the centerboard in the retracted position. It wouldn't be that hard to remove the fiberglass
later to repair the centerboard.
I suppose another option would be to remove the centerboard and just leave it at that. I can't think of why we would have to fiberglass
over the opening.