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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:37 am 
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So tight that one will work only in one trunk, and won't work/slide in the other at all. Just jams about 3" down. The trunks only have the factory installed fabric guides pieces at the ends.

Is there a recommended clearance?

Should the boards be sanded until there is clearance and a hold down kit be attached, as on the Tiger?

Should they just be waxed to improve slickness and left alone?

Should I post this on the Tiger forum?

Will my investments make over 8% for this new year...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Is it a brand new boat? On the 20, there was a bit of a break-in period for the carpet pads when the boat was new, the boards were very tight. Have you gotten the boards wet before inserting? Have you tried silicone or McLube on the daggerboards and carpet? No way I would sand the boards. Maybe remove some of the carpet if it came to that. I would start with lubrication.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Not brand new. Don't get me wrong, both work when in the correct place. Just not as smoothly as I'd like. Was watching a video (not FX) and noticed the daggerboard being slid easily up on change of tack with a flick of the wrist.

The non-uniformity in thickness is odd for factory boards. Lubing them up I thought not so great, but I haven't had time to experiment. Afraid I might lube my feets. Putting a whole new meaning in flying a hull. Or flying off a hull.

I'll order the daggerboard lube. What's part #? :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Wax your boards, and use pledge as lube.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:39 am 
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There's no part number for "daggerboard lube." Just get a can of silicone spray from an auto parts store or order a can of McLube. Prop the boards up and spray down both sides (or maybe just do one side and test - if you put on too much silicone, the boards may not stay up).
Your feet are not going to slip unless you spray the hull.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:46 pm 
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Thanks.

:) <------------------- smiley on the daggerboard lube, srm.

Do they make a halyard conditioner and what is the part number for that? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:42 am 
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Jimbo,

Check the guides to ensure they are clean (and all of them are properly in place). It may also be time to replace them with some new material.

Spray them with McLube once you are certain that there is not any sand or gunk in them. I found that lubricating the guides was more effective than the boards (fabric holds the McLube) since the boards lose the coating much faster with water passing over them. I also used to spray the cradles with McLube, same thing here with the material holding the McLube a lot longer than the boat hulls. Wax is great on the hulls for the first couple times and then quickly it is gone off the bottom and you are putting much more effort into it once again.

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