My center board is kind of sloppy (moves side to side more than I
remember. Any maintenance tips?
From: Bob Schimmel
Tue, 05 Apr 2005 09:39:27 -0600
Subject: Re: Mooring out question
Panache has been on a mooring now since the day I owned her, 10 years
ago, and at a marina at the far end of the lake for another 10 years. Think of
it as a Fiberglas tub with no holes. How can intact fibreglass possibly
leak? The only time anything serious happened was through my error, NOT the
design of the boat. So concern yourself with all the holes drilled through the
fibreglass. Here is the list:
- rudder pintles.
- through hull fittings.
- anchor locker drain hole.
- trailer eye.
- the centre board mounting bolt holes (unlikely since they bottom out in
- knot meter sensor.
Thoroughly check these BEFORE launch time.
The Tech Tips cover all these issues. If they are OK then any other water in
the hull has to come from rain leaking through the deck or from the water
tank. Do your work prior to launch time and sleep easy.
(Always stay curious)