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R20 centerboard

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May 21, 2018
1
Ranger 20 Seattle
Hello,
I have been reading through some documentation I got with my new used boat regarding the centerboard. One of the things I've seen is this is removable and this could pose a problem, like loosing it.

I saw there was a technical service bulletin about this but I cannot find it anywhere on the web. I assume this would have something regarding a retro fit to prevent this from happening. Does anyone have more info on this?

Any preventative measures or maintenance to take into consideration?
 
May 16, 2020
8
Ranger 20 Spokane
Hi There,
Were you able to find any more info? The previous owner of my R20 (very) carefully installed a "pin" in the centerboard so that it would never fall through. I wouldn't be able to draw pictures of it, but I might be able to take some pictures if I can figure out how to get the camera down there. Let me know if that might be helpful. The issue I have had with mine is that it doesn't drop immediately when I try to lower it. I hear a sound like it's rubbing against the side of the housing and doesn't drop.
 
Oct 19, 2017
6,861
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
I am unfamiliar with your model boat. Can you post a picture of your situation? It's pretty concerning if your CB pin is known to break or come out while sailing. I'll bet @Crazy Dave Condon would know how to address this problem. He's a highly knowledgeable retired dealer for numerous model boats. His encyclopedic knowledge about stuff like that is amazing. If he doesn't know, he'll know who will know.

-Will (Dragonfly)