I'm new around here so please don't bite... I live/sail in Scotland
, my boat
is a S&S lift keel
Deb 33, very similar I believe to the Tartan 34C. She's a great boat
but the centreboard is quite an unusual thing to have over this side of the pond so I was hoping to pick the collective brains on this forum when it comes to maintenance
The boat has a bolt on lead keel
in which there is a slot, this houses the pivoting centreboard which is made of bronze
. It pivots on a metal pin, stainless I think, and is weighted so that it is partially balanced- this reduces the loads on the wire used to lift
At some point next year I would like to get the boat in the slings and drop the centreboard for inspection
. But I would also like to be able to do something about the noises it makes. It is able to clonk from side to side (grinding the lifting wire in bar tight helps reduce this a bit) which is annoying and presumably indicates a source of wear on the pin and/or hole. So I want to pack it out in some manner to prevent movement side to side, yet obviously still be able to lift and lower it.
Any suggestions for how I could achieve this?