Thanks for the discussion and feedback/ideas.....
I'm thinking guys have hand shaped surfboards, reenforced with something as a stringer... hand laid glass, and had fun with it.
Fast forward to today... I should be able to basically do the same thing, but with modern materials and techniques, and come up with a reasonably strong, efficient, etc, set of daggerboards. I don't expect to get it perfect, it's just a fun project, and if it works, even better.
It'd just be cool to have carbon rudder arms, tiller crossbar, boom, boards... etc. A carbon comptip, less weight up there.. would be sweet too.
I really want to tweak my boat, I love it... but I'm thinking of selling it, and my H14T, throw in some more cash, and get an F16.
If you're looking for an H18... here's some info on it:
1992 hulls, great shape, originally SX hulls so have reenforcements inside and anchor plates, etc.
2 masts, all alu and comptip, both in great shape.
6:1 downhaul on comptip
bungees, etc in boom work great... metal cleats for rotator and outhaul
NACRA F17 spin rig - pole, bag, sail, blocks, lines, etc, etc....
great Blue Hawaii main (jib is OK) and new white class legal jib
whirlwind square top and whirlwind jib
cattrax and trailer
new shrouds, forestay, bridles, mainsheet
new black mesh Hobie tramp in 2011 for the NACs
includes full sunbrella cover...
always covered... lots of Hulkote on it, shiny and glossy
rudders tuned, aligned, etc.
boards great shape
boat sailed 2011 NACs (finished 8th overall I think... ((new skipper.. me)... and 2d overall in 2013 Mid-Winter's East.
interested let me know... not really ready to sell... "IF" I do, more likely in the spring...
the H14T is in great shape too... hulls just need a good buffing... new tramp, EPOs, new rigging still in box... frame expoxied...