Sagging dagger board

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DesertSailor
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Location: Cochiti Lake, New Mexico

Sagging dagger board

Postby DesertSailor » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:18 pm

I have a 1970s vintage LS16. The port dagger board won't stay in the up position making it difficult to back the boat off the trailer. How do I access the mechanism and what do I need to do to repair this? Thanks.

nbealo
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Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:34 am
Location: Plaistow NH

Mechanism access

Postby nbealo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:45 pm

I personally havent taken apart the dagger board assembly but the person who i bought it from who happened to be a friend of mine did it when i was around and i seem to remember him having to reach under the seats from the front of the mechanism.
The disassembled view of this can be found at, http://chryslersailing.lizards.net/
click on the specs button on the left side of the page, then ls-16, then basic boat drawing #2.
I hope this helps a little bit.
Nick

DesertSailor
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Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:11 pm
Location: Cochiti Lake, New Mexico

Sagging daggerboard

Postby DesertSailor » Thu May 14, 2015 6:30 pm

I cut a hole in the fiberglass seat above the dagger-board mechanism thinking I could access the crank this way. I was wrong. I ended up just unbolting the crank from the inside of the cockpit and dropped the dagger-board through the slot in the bottom. The crank had an aluminum square-shaped post that fit through a square hole in the board. Both looked kind of rounded off in the corners through many years of use. I tried filing and patching the post to make it more square but that didn't work; the board kept dropping down from the trunk. Eventually I tried reversing the board in the slot and it seemed to fit just fine. Crank works, dagger-board doesn't sag. Turns out a previous owner had the board out and put it in backwards. Next project - patching up the hole I cut in the seat. I riveted angle iron in the seat and the piece I cut out, then patched the fiberglass with cloth and resin. Every time I do something I learn something new you're not supposed to do with sailboats.


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