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Keep your board where you want it....

Posted on August 14 2005

Do any of these situations ring a bell for you?:
  • 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


Laser Centreboard Friction PadThe 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.