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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Hi all....Earlier in the year they worked great, now after a few summer sails they are sticking half way down. These may not be the originals to the boat. Should I just shave them down and rejel coat? They have a different number than the sail if that means anything. Thanks all in advance for the help...Simie


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:42 pm 
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This thread might help:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:27 am 
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simie wrote:
Hi all....Earlier in the year they worked great, now after a few summer sails they are sticking half way down. These may not be the originals to the boat. Should I just shave them down and rejel coat? They have a different number than the sail if that means anything. Thanks all in advance for the help...Simie


Sounds obvious, look into your daggerboard well(s) and confirm there aren't any pebbles, sticks or shells lodged in the bottom of the opening(s). When you drag the boat across the beach, sand and other material tends to pack into the lower well openings and some of it can get hung up on the flanges of the older-style H-18 daggerwells. I've occasionally had issues not only lowering my boards, but much more alarming, getting them raised back up due to the packed, gravely sand not flushing out by itself (!!!).


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Hi,

The dagger boards can swell if left out in damp air long enough ... I ALWAYS store mine in my trailer box. You can dry them out by laying them flat and putting a ol' fashion light/heat/sun lamp shining on them ... but it will take days ... and remember to flip them over usually once a day ... is what I do ...

Mornin' Dew means 100% humidity!!!

And when you store them use COVERS!!!!!

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