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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:27 am 
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Is there a trick to get pebbles out of your dagger sleeves? I was up at lake Michigan last week and now i have sand and some pebbles stuck in my dagger sleeve which is keeping my dagger boards from sliding out of the sleeve. Thanks for the help!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:39 am 
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I think you just have to force the board down out of the well. You may be able to use a dowell and a mallet through the rope hole in the deck. Once the board drops, the pebbles would drop out.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:01 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
I think you just have to force the board down out of the well. You may be able to use a dowell and a mallet through the rope hole in the deck. Once the board drops, the pebbles would drop out.


That's the technique we use on the 17, which has the same type of centerboards.

If I'm sailing off a beach w/pebbles, I carry an extra rudder pin with me for that express purpose. I use my folded up Leatherman tool as the "hammer".


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thanks for the advice,but I did exactly what you have recommended and still have the dagger board stuck in the sleeve................ I used a dead blow hammer to pound the dagger board down with a rudder pin and had no luck.Is there any other way?The dowel rod seems friendlier than the rudder pin but I worked with what I had available.Any other way to free it up?Thanks..........Bill 404 21se

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:38 pm 
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Maybe more force can be applied by pulling the board down somehow? Bent wire... feed a line up and over the board?

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I got those boards down by using my water hose and a long thin BBQ spatula.Thanks for the support Bill 404 21se

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