Hi everyone, a question on my Speed Sails GP14 No.13945. This is a GRP boat, and the centreboard has become progressively slack, meaning it lifts on its own accord when underway. Plainly, there should be enough friction in the mechanism to hold if firmly down. There doesn’t seem to be obvious access to the centreboard housing to tighten up. Has anyone experienced the same and is there a simple fix without dismantling the housing?
Hi, If you need to remove the centre board from your boat this done by having the boat on its side, remove the slot gasket then you will see a plate over a wedge secured by two screws – usually very tight!!. Once the plate and wedge are removed you can lift the CB up from the captive pivot and out of the boat and then make and changes to the friction device as needed.
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