Dagger Board Rising

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When saling upwind on my '07 Laser the Daggerboard will not stay down. Down I need to shime the daggerboard trunk? If so, how?
 
#3
play around with the bungie tension. its probably that it is not tight enoufgh. though if it is too tight it can also pull it up slightly. so tie some knots in the bungie while your on the water untill you have it at a length that you like
 

Rob B

Active Member
#11
If your boat is more than 5 years old and you've never personally sealed anything on it you should remove and rebed ALL fittings. A little silicon never hurt anyone :p
 
#12
If your boat is more than 5 years old and you've never personally sealed anything on it you should remove and rebed ALL fittings. A little silicon never hurt anyone :p
okay! i shall do that, the boat's into its 3rd season with me and was resealed before i bought it... here's a silly question, should i let the silicon "skin" before i take the boat out sailing or should i just reseal after sailing so its got time to cure?
 

Rob B

Active Member
#13
Make sure whatever you seal is dry and clean of old sealant residue before you seal it and is 100% cured before you get the area wet again.
 
#14
If you want to be sneaky, take the little knob off and push it down a little bit more. It's great on light air days.

I never do this intentionally, but my stopper ends up falling off on its own and will never stay back on. I could fix it, but I don't think I will.
 
#15
If you want to be sneaky, take the little knob off and push it down a little bit more. It's great on light air days.

I never do this intentionally, but my stopper ends up falling off on its own and will never stay back on. I could fix it, but I don't think I will.

WOW, hows that for sportsmanship.:eek:
 

Merrily

Administrator
#16
If you want to be sneaky, take the little knob off and push it down a little bit more. It's great on light air days.

I never do this intentionally, but my stopper ends up falling off on its own and will never stay back on. I could fix it, but I don't think I will.
Gee, Leland, subtle. Good thing you kept that to yourself instead of putting it out there on a forum with thousands of members, some of whom you sail against. :rolleyes:
 

jeffers

Active Member
#17
If you want to be sneaky, take the little knob off and push it down a little bit more. It's great on light air days.

I never do this intentionally, but my stopper ends up falling off on its own and will never stay back on. I could fix it, but I don't think I will.
Personally on a light wind day I don't want more board down. As long as the boat is not making more leeway than the 'normal' depth is just fine. Any more just gives more drag which for the given additional lift gained evens it out.

I would say concentrating on boat trim, balance and keeping the sail pulling will have a much greater effect.
 
#18
WOW, hows that for sportsmanship.:eek:
Honestly? Get real man.

Gee, Leland, subtle. Good thing you kept that to yourself instead of putting it out there on a forum with thousands of members, some of whom you sail against. :rolleyes:
I was scared shitless when I saw my first name. Then I realised it was a "required field." That's creepy. The internets are supposed to be anonymous.

It's no advantage other than having your board not pop up annoying as much. Maybe a bit more of a squirt forward out of a roll tack, assuming everything else is perfect. Is everything else in my roll tack good enough to where I'm thinking: "Shit, I better get that board that extra inch down so I can get some extra juice out of my flatten." No.

A good advantage for me would be to have great roll tacks on a consistent basis.

Personally on a light wind day I don't want more board down. As long as the boat is not making more leeway than the 'normal' depth is just fine. Any more just gives more drag which for the given additional lift gained evens it out.

I would say concentrating on boat trim, balance and keeping the sail pulling will have a much greater effect.
It's not about the depth, drag, etc. It's about having the board stay down. If you don't have any problems with this, you're lucky.

Specifically during/coming out of tacks.
 
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