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    Jon S
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    I’m trying to source a brass strip to replace the existing plastic strip on the leading edge of my centreboard. Does anyone know the required measurements, and any suppliers? Will also raise at the cruising conference this weekend.

    #23367

    Jon S
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    I may have just answered my own question. Classic Marine have brass keelbands available starting at 1/4″ wide. Just need to get to my boat to measure the existing strip.

    https://shop.classicmarine.co.uk/materials/materials-457974/keelband.html?dir=asc&order=vendor

     

    #23369

    davidhs
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    You can get half round brass strip from ebay too. The depth of the brass strip at its deepest point is probably the key thing – you would likely need to file down the sides to keep to the profile of the board. As far as I know having looked into all this with respect to making a new centreboard, there is no spec for any strips you may add, just the spec for the board itself (must not go outside of the official drawing shape although can be a little smaller, not over maximum weight etc). So as long as whatever you put on there does not take you outside of those specs you are OK.

    There is a useful article here:

    http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/maint.repair.ref/CB.rudder/finishingCB.pdf

    David

     

    #23401

    Jon S
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    Thanks David – very useful article.

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