Centerboard

[:(]Can anybody tell me how to hold the center board up when trailering??? I just bought this boat and it has keel damage to the keel where it came down and was riding on the keel roller on the trailer. Made a nice cutout in the leading edge. Thanks Chuck

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I would think that hauling the centerboard up and cleating it in

I would think that hauling the centerboard up and cleating it in place the same way it is cleated when at anchor or in a wet slip should be sufficient. The only thing I can think of is that the line came loose while on the road and the driver was unaware that the board had dropped.

I have a related topic/question.

I have a related topic/question. I know these are old posts so hopefully someone will see this and respond. I am a new FS owner (old boat but new owner) so I am still learning the boat. I notice last Saturday that there is a hole high up on both sides of the centerboard trunk as far aft as you can be on the trunk. My question is this. Is this so a pin/rod/bolt can be inserted through the centerboard trunk, through the centerboard itself, and out the other side to secure the centerboard when trailering? Thanks in advance. By the way, I am really enjoying the FS. Two Saturdays ago during a club race I beat two MC Scows which are rated slightly faster on the Portsmouth yardstick. Ron

If you have a boat built by Custom Flex as opposed to a Douglas

If you have a boat built by Custom Flex as opposed to a Douglas built boat then this is most likely the bolt hole for the metal hoist strap. If your trailer launching your boat then this is a non-issue but if you plan to launch via the hoist then you will need to get a strap designed for a Custom Flex which is not the same strap that is sold for older Douglas boats or the new Flying Scot built boats. I got mine specially made by the Flying Scot and had them adjust it later to make it balance correctly. Works fine. FS#s 2979 and 5639.

Knotguilty, Yes, I do have a CustomFlex so that must be it.

Knotguilty, Yes, I do have a CustomFlex so that must be it. Well...like I said, I'm still learning about the Flying Scot and my boat specifically. Thanks for your response. Ron FS3120 Ron