Re: [bolger] Re: Stuck swing keel on Bolger Bobcat
- Gee -- I'd surely be careful about the sledge hammer approach. If the
problem is waterlogged, swollen wood in the centerboard, you might
inadvertently hammer out parts of the centerboard trunk you'd prefer to
leave attached to the boat. I'd be more inclined (if it is at all
feasible) to pull the boat up onto a beach and let it dry out on its
side for a couple days and then see about tapping the board loose.
Ron Campbell wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
>> Just brainstorming this, head to shallow water, lift the fore end of
>> the board off the pivot pin and drop the board down.
>> Here is a diagram of the pivot pin arrangement.
> Thank you for the response and diagram.
> I had tryed with a 2# sledge to lower it to that position.
> I will try with a larger sledge to lower it to the position needed to
> take it out as you mentioned.