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Centreboard gaskets
HAs anyone got a idea, in what to use for a centreboard gasket that will last.
Rhys Nevin1-Jul-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Centreboard gaskets
Rhys, as you probably know, we use the mylar sailcloth material from Glasscraft Marine, 75mm wide, sold per metre, & we have details on fitting.It can be rejuvenated by ironing with care in place.(I also revived an old jib by ironing it - won the states! When my sailmaker later asked if it had been near heat, I just said how hot it gets up here in Qld rigging the boat on its side in the sun (he was from NSW).but I ordered a new jib to win the next year!) Looking forward to the Perth Nats.- will put the little 125 at 2nd biggest nos.(crewed dinghies) in Oz nats with at least 60 starters!! refer July Aus. Sailing. John Ando.
John Anderson4-Jul-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Centreboard gaskets
I use standard mylar, otherwise known as monofilm. Around 7 mil thickness seems to work okay. It can be fragile so laminating it with a layer of stickyback helps. I just apply it with double sided tape.
jamie
jamie thomson21-Jul-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Centreboard gaskets
I have a 145, 15 years ago used Zodiac PVC reinforced material and it's still in good nick. The trick with it was to put 2 small holes at the ends of the slot. Glue it on, once dry then cut the slot in the material.
Grant Simmons18-Mar-2006    Edit    Delete 

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