|Rigging is ready.|
Be sure to wrap the packing tape around the leading edge, both directions. Once everything is installed you can drop the centerboard down and the tape is easy to remove.
|packing tape handles.|
We successfully installed it and the 3:1 rigging makes it go up and down easily.
Now I need some advice on trailering. How does one lock up the centerboard when traveling? That little cam cleat seems to be a bad idea when the boat is vibrating. I'm considering something to tie on the transom.
I'd also like some ideas about how to make sure that the centerboard does not hyperextend. I haven't been able to see the centerboard extended, so I don't even know if it can hyperextend, but it seems like a bad idea to have it smashing against the sapele trunk. Seems easy to put a rubber stopper on there, but how to mount it?