Having listened to sound advice at the zoom meeting I decided to remove my centreboard to check it ...
And this is why you should check the centreboard once in a while. The cables were frayed, the leading edge is badly damaged. Only been painted where is drops down in the trailer.
Please see pictures ..
Any advice welcome! I'm assuming the pairs of holes top and bottom are to let water / air drain in and out?
(Also having made a 9/16 bent spanner discovered the nuts were not that size .... so I have 2 bend spanners now)
The method of securing the up haul is weird, See photo of metal fabricated bolt (2 nuts welded on studding) with a groove round it, the s/s cable runs round the groove and back up to the boat?