I always wanted a Laser and recently purchased an old 1973 Laser, dull orange hull. I'm trying to restore it so I can sail it locally, non-competitively. I think the dagger board has swelled; it would only go half-way into the slot. I sanded it till it went all the way down. What kind of "fit" should the dagger board have in the slot without the little rubber piece installed, snug, loose or very loose? I was also wondering what to finish the wooden dagger board and rudder with, oil, varnish??