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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    hi Blue Dragoon,that is a tuff one.i did google a while back and some guy lost his centerboard in the bay and i think some dude from Pa. gave him the details for a new board.It is posted somewhere on the net.I would have to take mine out and i cannot do that at this time.Hope u find what u r...
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    Fiberglass repair by autobody shop

    looks bad but i have seen and fixed worse.you "can" go to an autobody shop providing they know how to fix it.1st off they will have to make the hole much bigger than it is and then feather the edges to lay the glass.what i would do then is lay something in the hole so that when u start glassing...
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    rgrt, understood. our DMV is small here too. hopefully since ive been there a few times maybe i will have some luck too.i am almost willing to take the chance and bring it the whole 2 miles to the lake just so i can do some sailing.
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    Mine is a 79 I have a question again and could use your help.the boat was given to me with no papers for trailer.For me to find out how much it weighs it would be a huge hassle to put the boat in the water and then travel 60 miles to a weigh station with no tags.In order for me to get the...
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    your boat is much newer than mine.how stable was it during the maiden voyage with these wind gust's?I will have to find a camera somehow and take a few pictures.what year is your boat?i have no clue what year mine is .there were no papers that came with it.
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    hmmm, yeah i have no second hole in the board. only the one with the block attached to it that rest on top of the trunk.thats all.any suggestions would be helpful. I am considering getting the drill out and drill a hole in it in same location as yours.
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    after lifting my centerboard and looking i found that i had no 2nd hole for a bolt to go threw.All i have is the one hole and the single block attached to the centerboard.Is that hole with the bolt running through it actually used?other than that i have the 2 blocks at the base of the mast too.
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    link for hyperlobby is interested. i am also a lobby admin there. http://hyperfighter.sk/index.php
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    you have been a great help my friend and i thank you. ;)
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    hmmmm very good pictures.I was unable to look yesterday we had some terrible weather.i am looking at the second picture of the centerboard and that rope that is tied to the block is all there is?so what you are saying is this : the rope is tied to the block not the hole next to it...then the...
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    thank you sir for all your time and effort.very well done. :) I think i understand what you mean.I had originally thought that the block on the foot of the mast was for a boom vang.But after looking at it i also thought it could be a pully system for lowering the centerboard. or (swing keel)Is...
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    Newport SURPRISE! Brochure

    i made a post about my surprise. my centerboard has no rope attached and i dont know how to lower it. can someone post pics please!!!!
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    Hello I'm new w questions

    exellent!! how can you go wrong with that deal?should be perfect for lake tahoe. or even paramid lake.2 sets of sails, the hull looks great.Do it!! you know you want to!!
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    Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

    Hello everyone!my name is Cliff. and i was just given a newport surprise with a swing keel. I know the keel is lowered using a rope attached somehow to the keel but i dont see a rope coming out of keel area near the tackle that i suspect it is "supposed" to be.My question is: I suspect there is...
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