Author Topic: Pearson 40 Swing keel  (Read 1891 times)

Clinton60

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Pearson 40 Swing keel
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:36:40 AM »
I am looking at a 1980 Pearson 40.  The vessel was quick hauled and the swing keel rocks on the pivot pin as if the pin, sleeve or keel are worn.  Has any dropped a keel and made the appropriate repairs?  Thanks

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Re: Pearson 40 Swing keel
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 08:30:33 AM »
Not me.
As a rule Center Boards are a maintenance headache.
Most people don't use the center board anyway, so why buy one?

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Re: Pearson 40 Swing keel
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 02:28:36 PM »
Of course a centerboard does add moving parts and another point of maintenance on an aging boat.  Sorry I can't make any recommendations for repair, but I can see Bill Shaw's intentions to reduce drag downwind and improve lift upwind -- those are always good things!   8)



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