My boat is an Omega, but the centerboard size and arrangement is the same, or at least Catalina has the same part numbers for the board and hardware. Anyway, I have a line to pull the centerboard up, although in the water it comes up about 90% because it floats. I also have a line on the other side of the centerboard that pulls the buoyant board down. I noticed today that Catalina sells a bungee intended to hold the board down until you want to pull it up. I never thought about that, but it is one less string to pull. Answer this post and tell me what arrangement you have and what was standard when the boats were originally built.