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    Well today my new W finally took the water after a few weeks of DIY to take her from a neglected bare hull to a fully functioning boat. I hadn’t time to fit the centreboard before launching so just dropped it in place for today and lashed it down- not ideal but it worked, kind of.
    Only slight worry so far is the rig- this came off my old MkI, and everything does seem to fit, but around the deck area the mast seems to have more movement than it did in the other boat. How much movement is allowed here? Is it just that the standing rig might be a be a bit slack- I don’t think I needed to get it any tighter on the old boat though.

    Colin Parkstone

    Pack the sides of the mastgate so to reduce the movement would be good, stops the mast bending and moving about the mast pin.

    Rig tention should be around the 350ibs mark, or when sailing the leeward shroud soft but not loose. This tention will differ for each wind strength.

    If your not sure about the cutout in the centreboard, how about making a cardboard template of the head of the board to include the bolt hole.

    Then cut out what you think maybe a good slot and try it in the boat. I would try this slot to the bolt hole at a 45′ angle from the leading edge to start with so that would hold the board on the bolt and may not fall off.


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