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Posted: 03 Nov 2019 at 3:19am
Hello Everyone, I'm the new owner of PD 264, and have already benefited from this website's technical section on trailers. My retrofit of a older trailer was successful and the boat is now safely at home to begin restoration.

To my utter shock & surprise, when I lifted the boat out of the water, I found that the centerboard slot has been sealed from the outside. The previous owner of the past 2 years told me that he was told by the owner previous to him, that the cable simply had to be re-run from the bottom of the boat. This was an obvious understatement!
I plan on grinding thru the bottom of the keel and m aking her whole again. Any advise?
Mark W. from San Diego

Posted: 04 Nov 2019 at 9:22am
Hi Mark
Welcome aboard! Check out #264's page for your 'check in" Today is a busy day for me - look around the Technical section Centerboards.

Also, check out http://dolphin24.org/269.html - she's Pacific Dolphin #269 and maybe you can check out her CB set up and exact keel hole location.
Good Luck

Posted: 14 Aug 2020 at 4:32pm
Hello Everyone,
I've spent the past few months cradling #264 to get her off of her trailer enough to access the bottom of the keel in order to open the glassed-in centerboard slot.
I have pictures of how I built the cradle to allow the trailer to be moved forward to expose the bottom of the keel. If anyone is interested in how I did it please let me know and I can send photos.
Now that the slot is open, I found that I do have a centerboard. It is jammed inside.
I have a few questions for anyone familiar with Pacific built boats.
1. What is the location of the centerboard pivot pin? (Please include measurements if you know them)
2. What type of ballast did Pacific use and can you confirm that it was internal ballast?
3. If it is internal ballast poured-in, do you know what it is comprised of?
4. Where is the ballast located fore and aft? It appears to extend as far aft as 8 - 10 inches before the end of the centerboard trunk which forms two narrow deep sumps on each side of the c-board enclosure. How far forward does the ballast go?
I ground off about 3/16" of paint, filler, and glass along the outside of the keel where the external pin is located on older boats (now I know that is not where the pin is) however, before grinding through the surface, I got water leaking out from inside the boat. Does anyone know if this area (10" aft from the front of the centerboard well) would be hollow or filled with ballast?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mark from San Diego, Pacific Dolphin #264 - Sandpiper

Posted: 14 Aug 2020 at 5:44pm
Hi Mark

I put your info request up on Sandpiper's page



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