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Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 1:57pm
I got lazy and left the center board down for several weeks and apparently it developed some growths which caused the board to stick. I am having it hauled in a month or so and am afraid the board will damage when they put it on the trailer. Any suggestions on how to clean it in the water? Thanks.
Jack VanZandt
Olympia, WA

Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 3:29pm
2 options:

1) preferred - You, or a diver, (with mask and tank)goes down and using a long, rough wet sandpaper wrapped, batten, slide it up and down between the board and the CB slot. A good wood batten is nice because you can staple the sandpaper to it

2) leave the board down, be careful where you sail in the next few weeks, and when the travel lift lifts the boat, clean out the slot on either side of the board and free the CB before it gets on the trailer.

In either case wet sand the board while you have the opportunity. In the latter case - let dry and paint too)

Marionette, #12

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