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Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 12:34pm
I am the proud (and thrilled) new owner of Yankee Dolphin Hull #237. I'm hoping to get her into the water in the next few weeks and had a quick centerboard question.

The board is binding in the trunk so that it cannot be fully raised. I'd like to remove the board to get to the root of the problem, and have found what looks like a pin in the bilge on the top of the trunk.

This "pin" is located under an aluminum plate screwed into the side of the top of the trunk, and is NOT a bolt. It's a flat circular disk about an inch in diameter with a hole in it.

Is anyone familiar with this arrangement, exactly what type of "pin" this is and how I might remove it to remove the board?

Many thanks!

Burke Johnson
Irvington, VA

Posted: 12 Aug 2020 at 5:38pm
check out http://dolphin24.org/technicalindex.html - centerboards - lots of stuff there but you may find useful info

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Posted: 14 Aug 2020 at 4:51pm
Hi Burke,
Welcome to the group. I own Pacific Dolphin #264. Can you tell me how far aft from the front of the centerboard well was the pin located and how far below the top of the well was it. I'm in the process of trying to remove my centerboard too.
Thank you,
Mark From San Diego.

Posted: 20 Aug 2020 at 3:54pm

I will double check, but it is clearly visible near the top of the centerboard trunk, which is in the bilge, below the cabin sole access hatch. I've found it. Trouble is, it's not a bolt, and I have not figured out how to remove it.


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