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brittonfarrar



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:23 pm    Post subject: obrien sensation centerboard Reply with quote

hey yall, got a used obrien sensation that seems to be in good shape. I have everything up and running on it except the centerboard is jammed in the up/retracted position. I tried taking out the 2 screws in the cassette to take the whole thing out, but it doesn't come out. Is there a trick to this? Do i just need to hit it with my balls? Do i even need a centerboard? First day ever tomorrow im hoping. Thanks for any help!
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cgoudie1



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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: obrien sensation centerboard Reply with quote

First day, you will definitely want that center board (skinny as it is ) down! Unless maybe
you have consistent 22MPH winds.

Put the screws back in the cassette. Get a rubber mallet, and make sure your hitting the right direction for the center board to pivot down.

Also realize that is a very old board like from the late 80s. You can learn
on it (many of us did), but it will take some fortitude.

-Craig

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hey yall, got a used obrien sensation that seems to be in good shape. I have everything up and running on it except the centerboard is jammed in the up/retracted position. I tried taking out the 2 screws in the cassette to take the whole thing out, but it doesn't come out. Is there a trick to this? Do i just need to hit it with my balls? Do i even need a centerboard? First day ever tomorrow im hoping. Thanks for any help!
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brittonfarrar



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for reply. I finally kind of realized it was just stuck and wasn't going to break and so i looped a string around the end of the centerboard and yanked real hard until it popped out. The black knobs on the centerboard that retract needed some wd40. Thanks again
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rather than WD40 try SailKote McLube or another "wet" lubricant
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