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Old 05-03-2008, 14:19   #1
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Dagger board dilemma

I have a Catana 39S, great boat, but having a challenge with raising and lowering the daggerboards, whether underway or at the dock, anybody have a tip for waxing and or lubricating these somehow so they raise and lower a little easier. They are clean, and the trunks are not clogged with growth, any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2008, 14:40   #2
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Westie - do you partake of the Catana Owners forum? That would be the place to ask. CatanaCats : Catana Catamaran Owners & wanta be's

Is this a new problem? - i.e., did they use to operate easier?

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Old 05-03-2008, 15:32   #3
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Not a new problem, I have not owned the boat that long, either man-handled them or kept them up, just a problem I would like to deal with. Thanks for the Catana Owners site tip.
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Old 05-03-2008, 16:04   #4
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dagger boards

How much is antifouled? I made the mistake of applying the antifouling too far up the boards. The end 300mm is all that needs to be done.

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Old 05-03-2008, 16:56   #5
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Westie - I hope you get some good feedback from the other Catana owners. To be honest, I have not heard of problems raising or lowering except while under way. When under way, any seaway caused side load can bind the boards and this is normal and common to any boarded boats, I believe. In these cases you have to wait for the board to "relax".

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Or you can "relax" the boards by steering through a quick "S".
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A good rubbing with parafin wax doesn't hurt.
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I've been toying with the idea of adding teflon or UHMW plastic strips to the inside of the case. Might be worth considering if you have the room.

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Do they come up when not loaded by the sails? Even with the little daggerboards on a Hobie 18, it was impossible to raise or lower them when there was a lateral load on them. The same even applies to a Laser.
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