|The old centerboard line. (Photo by Ted Young.)|
We did it in three descents. First I tied a bowline through the padeye on the centerboard. I cable tied it down, and clipped off the ends. Then we surfaced and got the hose that protects the line from chaffing. We descended and put that on the line, and I tied it on with a reef knot. Then we attached the centerboard line to the wire that we threaded down through the mast. We signaled for them to pull the line up by hitting my dive light on the hull three times, but they didn't hear, after two tries. So we ascended, and told them to pull the line up. Then we descended once last time to check it, and everything looked great!