CSY- what is the reason you will never have a C/B again?
Too much work repairing and maintaining: On my first boat, a Bill Tripp Custom Bermuda
44, the sheeting in the centerboard
slot had cracked open. Had to haul the boat, dig a deep ditch under the keel
out the old sheeting from the slot, remove the trunk from inside the cabin
the board using a home built a-frame (500 lbs). Build a fiber glass insert for the slot, etc, etc. 6 weeks of hard work, lots of expenses and when I finally had everything together and launched the boat, found a leak, and had to haul again and take things apart and re-sell. In all of this we were living on the boat at a yard in St. Thomas.
Have never missed the centerboard with other boats and never had a problem in shallow Bahamas
because my next boat did NOT have a centerboard.
Some people like centerboards, and maybe I would have liked 'em to if they were maintenance free, but they are not.
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