Daggerboard Lift

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Jim Kloss
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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by Jim Kloss » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:32 pm

A friend of a friend worked in a casket factory. They had 20+ ft ceilings and a crane that moved on both x and y axes. Best solution ever. (Current solution of a chain hoist on the limb of a mahogany tree is not nearly so elegant.)

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AJ Oliver
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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by AJ Oliver » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:41 pm

Yeah Mr. Jim -

Our method is similar, except that we use a stationary chain lift on a stout girder, raise the board up, then roll the boat out of the way.

The big advantage of the chain lift is that one can raise the board very slowly and carefully as it comes up to the flange at the top of the trunk.

(Have paint scrapers at the ready to direct the flange away from harm)

I'll post some pics (when my crew with the chain lift gets here.)

I've also used a fork lift and front end loader, but they make me nervous - afraid of a bump/jerk when the board is up against the flange.

Lesmracer
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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by Lesmracer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:22 pm

Hello, this is my first posting on this forum. i appreciate being allowed to participate. I have the 7.9s little sister - 6.9 (#66, 1984). I am hoping you all can help me since our dagger boards are similar. My board usually sticks about 1/2 way down and sometimes 1/4 down. it will go down the rests of the way after some sailing. I found the top front delrin block had broken off. it screws into the FG shell and foam (!). Any thoughts on whether this could be the problem or if there is some other possible cause for the sticking.

Pete
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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by Pete » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:30 pm

Does anyone have a photo of the Garhauer hardware as installed ? Would love to see it. Thanks.

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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by AJ Oliver » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:07 am

Hey Pete -

I'm no NorCal now, but will be back on the Sweetwater Seas in two weeks or so.

Be glad to send you the photos of the Garhauer set-up installed.

Did you see the photos above of the parts (uninstalled)?

Hope our CIYC friends can sail over to Sandusky this summer.

PAX, AJ Oliver

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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by AJ Oliver » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:11 pm

Here is what you get from Garhauer for your $300 bucks . .

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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by AJ Oliver » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:25 pm

photo . . I hope

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5D04E838

Darn - cannot get photo to attach

I'll work on it later

Pete
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Re: Daggerboard Lift

Post by Pete » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:01 pm

Hi Skip
Picture loaded. Pretty rich looking. I know their quality is very good but I think I can do without.
So, I'm wondering if you're getting much use out of the spinnaker you bought from me years ago at Cedar Island Yacht Club ?

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