Jimmy Mac

I unstuck the centerboard on my O’Day 26, putting a flat steel bar about 3″ x 1/8″ x 4feet up in the space on both sides of the centerboard slot with the boat raised in a lift. I used a hard rubber mallet to hammer the bar edge back from the forward insert point to the aft end of the slot. a lot of barnacles and other debris fell out. the last couple of mallet hits on the second side and the centerboard came down unstuck. I also with a flashlight could see some barnacles in the cent of the slot after the board dropped and knocked them out with the bar & mallet action as well… jmc