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  • #4168
    Mark Hill
    Member

    Two questions for which I would be grateful if you could help me with:

    1. How do you stiffen the resistance on the centre board?

    2. How do you remove the centre board as I want to re-finish the leading edge?

    Kind regards

    Mark Hill
    W10495

    #9305
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    Mark, what type of Wayfarer do you have;
    World
    Mk2
    ??

    #9306
    Mark Hill
    Member

    Bob, it’s a World.

    Thank you,

    Mark Hill
    W10495

    #9307
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    I am guessing your World has a similar arrangement to the one we had (W9933).

    There is a metal plate on the leading edge that covers up a notch that hooks over the pivot pin.
    So to reveal this take the boat off the trolley and get the boat onto its side, with the mast up. Usually this is fairly stable and the jib halyard to a fixed or heavy object will hold the boat in this position. NB Don’t use the main halyard.
    With the board up you should be able to remove the screws fixing the plate, then the plate.
    Then lower the board and you should be able to unhook it from the pivot.
    Remove the board.

    For the resistance, there is usually a “brake” on the centreboard on the upper edge – a short piece of tube clamped to the edge of the board and hence pressing against the sides of the centre board case. In theory adjusting the clamp will increase or decrease the resistance.
    If that is missing replacement is available from pinnell and bax.

    Hope that helps.

    #9314
    Mark Hill
    Member

    Bob, thank you.

    Could I remove the plate on the trolley and then launch the boat to drop and remove the centreboard?

    Kind regards

    Mark
    World W10495

    #9315
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    Just to emphasise – that was the arrangement on W9933 – and it’s quite possible yours is a bit different.

    You might be able to reach the plate from under the boat on the trolley.
    Or you could do the whole job on the water.
    bob

    #9324
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I might be sticking my nose in but…

    Doesn’t water enter through the bolt hole when you remove the board?

    Martyn

    #9327
    Mark Hill
    Member

    That sound important. Somebody please respond!!!

    Though I don’t think it will let the water in.

    Mark Hill
    World 10495

    #9331
    W10143
    Member

    Hi

    That sound important. Somebody please respond!!!

    No bolt hole in the World…..anywhere!

    Mark – I have removed my centreboard while (half) on the trolley.. use a trestle (or pile of tyres) under the stern, and gently pull the trolley forwards. Once off the bow keel support, the roller offers little resistance. When the centreboard is clear of obstructions, chock the wheels and do the business.

    David

    #9334
    Colin Parkstone
    Participant

    The bolt is bonded into the centreboard box sides and act’s as a pivot to the boards slot rather than a bolt through the board.

    Is the mud clearing?

    C P 😉

    #9336
    Mark Hill
    Member

    My head is a quagmire.

    This is my first dinghy ever after ten years of racing yachts offshore.

    Many more questions will come as they develop!

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Mark Hill
    World 10495
    Christchurch, Dorset.

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