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Hunter 240 keel operation

Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by Pdc, Mar 5, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Pdc

    Pdc

    Joined Mar 5, 2018
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter H240
    Us Texas trailer
    Hello, I'm new to sailing and I bought a 1998 Hunter 240 with the ballast system. I don't know how the center board keel is lowered and raised. Can anyone instruct me on this operation? Thanks.
     


  2. Drew13440

    Drew13440

    Joined May 6, 2004
    189 posts, 15 likes
    - -
    US Potomac
    It's operated by a line that comes up through the cabin and passes through the deck just in front of the mast. Go up there and find it - follow it back towards the cockpit. It will run through a locking cleat that you will need to open. Put the line around the winch on the cabinet top and use a winch handle to raise the centerboard. When lowering, do it slowly and gently - there's no reason to just let it fall.

    Congrats on the new boat.
     


  3. Pdc

    Pdc

    Joined Mar 5, 2018
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter H240
    Us Texas trailer
    Thank you.
     


  4. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,355 posts, 485 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Suggest posting on small boats section. Make sure when center board is up all the you will hear a clunk noise. Going all the way down same noise. If not send a private message and I will call to tel you how to adjust line
     


  5. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,355 posts, 485 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    @Drew13440

    Have not heard either in a private message. Thank you for posting. He appears to be hard headed but will find out all we are doing is helping.
     


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  7. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,355 posts, 485 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Have heard form original poster and will report back anything of significance as I think it is a matter of educating. @caverun , I have mentioned you as a resident expert here too. However, if I run into a problem I may contact you but first have advised to look at owners manual under boat information.