Daggerboard preference

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by mixmkr, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. mixmkr

    mixmkr Active Member

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    From another thread....preferences between the composite and fiberglass boards?
     
  2. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Since the only board I've seen here that failed was composite, we need a survey to see if composite boards can reliably stepped on for righting after a capsize.

    (Weight vs composite boards).
     
  3. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    I hate to admit this, but I have used the foam/composite board (the one with the wires inside) multiple times to save my a..
    But I am not that heavy :)
    Depending on your weight, your experience may differ...
     
  4. mixmkr

    mixmkr Active Member

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    That's kinda an issue if a 225lb capt would bust the board after a capsize
     
  5. Stache

    Stache Member

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    It isn't the actual weight of the Skipper, it is the amount of that weight applied.
    At 290 plus I use the "leftover" of the halyard to wrap around the dagger board as high up as I can loop it, then apply only enough force (weight) to bring the boat over, patiently waiting for the sail to pull through the water.
     

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