I just enjoyed Ed's article in the Main Sheet about Heavy Weather Sailing. He made several good points that were new to me. I would like to add one word of caution about loading the center-board when capsized. I have had to right my Model 2 several times. The model 2 center-board is made from foam. It bends like a bow before I get all my 180 pounds half way out on the board. I have a sneaking suspision that I would hear a loud snap it I put my full 180 on the end of the board. I have been able to right the boat without braking the board but I use restraint. Has anyone had one brake? I understand that the model 3 center-boards are made from fiberglass and are much stronger.