I too have a very stiff centreboard, and I am fairly sure its not the brake that is causing the stiffness. It’s a wooden centreboard in a grp mk2.
I have arc shaped scratch marks on the centreboard at various distances from the pivot, these suggest to me that maybe it is just too thick and wants sanding a bit thinner.
I am more than willing to…[Read more]
I have bought myself an Andersen self bailer to install in my mk2. Just the one for now, in the event of a capsize I will sail on starboard tack until the water is mostly gone, and maybe fit another later.
The installation instructions aren’t very detailed though and I have a couple of questions to ask of anyone who has done this…[Read more]