Sooner break the dagger board than the boat. It makes sense to have the board lighter spec than the hull
that surrounds it.
I broke one on a delivery
a few years back, going to weather
in 30-35kn, making 8-9kn, we went airborne and by the tinme w landed the boat was moving sideways enough to snap the board.
In future I would 1) raise the board when boat speed got over 6 kn, there is little to no leeway by then anyway. 2) I would slow down sooner ( at the time I was trying to make a nasty headland before dark)
I was very impressed with the Catana
, I even like the steering
position - it works.