I started building a John Welsford Pathfinder in July 2008. The boat was completed in Oct, 2010.

This blog now records our use of the boat, but documentation of building the boat can be found in the archives.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

centerboard cover

My dad came out on the lake with me today.  He looks right at home on a boat, but we need to get better lifejackets.

Today we made good use of the centerboard cover I made recently.  The wind kicked up quite a bit and we sailed with just jib and mizzen, easily running around at hull-speed.  The chop was steep enough (though you can't tell from the picture above) to spray us pretty often, but very little made its way up through the centerboard case.

The cap is just a snug fit onto the case.  I haven't decided if it needs to be secured better, but today seemed to indicate it is fine as is.

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