Cenreboard case slot gasket topic

Howard Massie posted this 21 June 2018

How much water should I expect to see in the centreboard case if the slot gasket is working effectively ? Thanks Howard

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Ian McDonald posted this 23 June 2018

I would be more interested to check that the gasket is stuck/screwed down securely throughout, that it overlaps slightly when the board is up and that it sits neatly round the leading edge of the board when down. if you are concerned about too high a water level, likely to be one of these three wrong.

Howard Massie posted this 26 June 2018

Thanks Ian, it's attached securely enough and is undamaged although not overlapping. Not having sailed Solos before I just have little idea how much water I should expect to be there.

Paul Gray posted this 26 June 2018

The case will fill to the boat's waterline. Bad gasket fit at the front will result in water over-topping the centreboard case on fast reaches. If you have a bad fit at the rear you will see turbulence in the water in the aft part of the case (look down the case on a run).

Having just re-done mine, it's amazing how much speed increases from a decently-fitting gasket.

Howard Massie posted this 26 June 2018

Thanks Paul, that's useful to know.

Colin Burbidge posted this 14 October 2018

The case will fill to the boat's waterline. Bad gasket fit at the front will result in water over-topping the centreboard case on fast reaches. If you have a bad fit at the rear you will see turbulence in the water in the aft part of the case (look down the case on a run).

Having just re-done mine, it's amazing how much speed increases from a decently-fitting gasket.

Hi, I am just refitting my wooden boat and can't find any new 30 mm gasket material (Sailboats sailcoth combo is 40mm). Can any one advise me where I can get some.

Paul Gray posted this 15 October 2018

I'd say it's always too wide to ensure you get a decent overlap that you can tune to your boat. I fitted it, replaced the keelband and then trimmed it in-situ by running a knife down the edge of the keelband. Keep the knife at an angle to prevent the blade from cutting into the boat.

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