Monday, February 20, 2017
______________ LENGTHENING A ZEPHYRS CENTERBOARD _____________
My new purchase 'Slipstream' a Zephyr Class sailing dinghy and big sister to the Starling came with two centerboards. The first board is too short and compounds the lack of area by tapering at the bottom of the board - this board also has a pronounced warp in it which also compromises the boards performance. The second board is the correct width (without any taper) but is short of allowable length by a full 36 centimeters. It is this second board (without any warp) which today I began the process of lengthening.
But this may change .......... tonight I had a phone call...... but my lips are sealed.... watch this space.