Posted on August 14 2005
- Coming off the start line and looking down to see your centreboard 3 inches up, losing you height off the line and requiring you to come in and hit it down
- Your centreboard continually slipping down on a run
The problem probably lies with the Centreboard Friction Pad. This rubber fitting is crucial to providing some resistance to movement of the board whilst it is in the case. As it is rubber, it wears and perishes easily. This item MUST be checked regularly and replaced when shows signs of wear. A tight elastic shockcord also helps to keep the board tilted up against the pad, but if the pad is worn, the elastic provides nothing.