CB uphaul repair

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CB uphaul repair

Postby jimfrens » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:43 pm

Hello all, I'm new to forum. I've owned my '84 DS 2 since 2010 but have not used it much. Now retired, I have lots more time.

Main problem is the CB uphaul cable has come off and I can't figure out how to fix it. Looking at the bottom of the boat, I see four screws that look like they hold two pads, one on each side of CB. Farther up in the trunk I can see what looks like a nylon or plastic pivot. Inside the boat, I removed the two round ports and from there I can see the shiny machine screws which I saw from the bottom of the boat. But I don't see any bolt or pin holding the pivot point, which should be between the screws and about 6 inches up. I stuck my phone in there in video mode and all I see is a blob of what looks like putty. I'm guessing someone did that to plug a leak in the trunk. I'll try to post that video here.

Thanks for any tips.

Jim in Edenton NC
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Re: CB uphaul repair

Postby GreenLake » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:42 pm

You might find enlightenment in some of the older posts in this section. The CB is a well-discussed item here. Even the "blob" seems to be something other people have encountered.
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Re: CB uphaul repair

Postby Leob1 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:00 am

Have a look at the folder Miscellaneous\Some Quarterly Articles then look at the article about fixing CB leaks on a DSII. It will have a schematic of the up haul and down haul of the CB. The blob you see may be the epoxy plug that holds in the up haul. You'll have to remove the CB to fix it if it is. That is a good time time to clean it and the trunk(I had one small barnacle, and lots of other stuff), and replace the lines.
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Re: CB uphaul repair

Postby TIM WEBB » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:37 pm

Jim, what you have is the "2nd gen" wedge CB pivot system. My DS2 was a '79, and it just had a pivot bolt that went all the way through the trunk. My buddy had an '80 DS2, and it had the wedges, so O'Day made that change at some point during those model years.

If you want to drop the CB, support it from below (or careen the boat), then remove the screws and plates. On each side there will be a wedge, and you might have to do some prying to get them out. Those wedges support the pivot pin you see, which I believe is Delrin. The CB should come out with the wedges, then you'll have access to downhaul/uphaul connections. Just FYI, Rudy at D&R has the plates and pivot pins here. I don't see the wedges on there, so they must not stock them anymore, but you should be able to reuse all the parts you have anyway.

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Re: CB uphaul repair

Postby jimfrens » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:28 am

Thanks all. I removed the four screws, the cheek blocks fell out on their own, but the CB was wedged in by the trailer frame. I put a jack under each side of boat just behind the trailer wheels, lifted an inch or two, and voila! The CB fell out. Sanded off the old ablative paint, attached the new uphaul cable I bought from Rudy years ago. I'll just cut off the downhaul rope since I recall Rudy telling me it's not needed (the CB is so heavy, it should not need to be hauled down). Next step is to get Mrs. to help reinstall - I'll push the CB up from below while she pulls the uphaul cable thru the hole in the cuddy.

Long term plan for this boat is to completely sand and repaint the hull in Fighting Lady Yellow. When I do that, I'll pull the CB again and do a restore on it with a hard finish paint. Planning to keep the boat on a lift so antifouling won't be necessary.

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Re: CB uphaul repair

Postby TIM WEBB » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:28 pm

Glad it worked out!
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