Centreboard case is in.

ImageWith the gracious help from Gary Croft, the case was upended and placed on top of the bottom of the boat and then carefully lowered into place.

With wedges and props I had supported the bottom (top) of the bulkeads that would bear the load of the case whilst the epoxy was curing. (The bulkheads are quite weak because of the cut-outs and small tabs that hold them in).Image

You can see the big size of this centreboard case. This, I believe, is the compromise in a sharpie. All boats are a compromise. There are so many great points with the design of these boats, but the giant centreboard, which is integral to both its windward performance and shallow water handling, robs the accommodations.

What can you do…

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About paulatkins

I own a 3rd generation family businss printing for lovers of photography. My favourite hobby is building and sailing wooden boats.
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