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ds 22 swing keel stuck

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I bought a ds 22 after it sat for a few years on its trailer and the swing keel although the keel was cleaned prior to storage it will not drop.  any suggestions ?

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Slacken cable a little. 

Go sailing on a bumpy day.

That shifts mine.

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Not familiar with a ds 22 but if the keel is faired cast iron it could be swelled from rust and stuck in the trunk.

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 The swing keel on these boats is problem since they are cast iron,  you may be able to get access by removing sink at associated counter, I am not sure if all boats were built the same with centre line sink over swing keel casing. If you felt it was worth effort, you could remove keel sand and fair and treat with a rust convertor system . There is a French Canadian website that has old yahoo forums about DS 22, you can also find info on sailboat data site.

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