Center board shape

We just bought a Scot, #3373, and are preping for a great racing season. one problem, the center board is very rough vith low places and a vastly dirrerent draft Port vs Starboard. The rules say the board is to be the shape of the mold Gordon K Douglass made, but surely he didn't design it asymetrical. How do I find the correct shape? Thanks, Jim Blakewell Jim Blakewell

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Jim: Check with the builder, Flying Scot, Inc.

Jim: Check with the builder, Flying Scot, Inc. Surely they can send you a template for the centerboard. Or, if that doesn't work, check with the FSSA office. I'm sure they use something (template, measurements, whatever) for checking the compliance of centerboards at races. I hope it having two differing side profiles doesn't make it "illegal" (if you care to race her) and you have to order a new 'board. Best of luck, - Jim Locke - FS 4592 - Montgomery, Alabama

I have encountered the same situation on FS 3056.

I have encountered the same situation on FS 3056. the board is slightly bowed to starboard. Am afraid to do much for fear of making it an illegal board. Did you ever get any resolution in your search for templates? Al Graham FS3056

Any tips from y'all on how to remove the center board in order t

Any tips from y'all on how to remove the center board in order to work on it? I will need to do some work on mine this winter. Cheers, John John McLaughlin Ngulule Customflex #1554

To remove mine i put the boat in the water and lifted it out.

To remove mine i put the boat in the water and lifted it out. With one person helping it lifted out fairly easily, but arkward to get started because there isn't a great hand hold. obviously smoothe water is helpful. Al Graham fs3056

Thanks Al.

Thanks Al. I thought it would "just lift out." I have seen this done with Thistles and similar boats. I think I will try positioning the boat under the lift and getting a little help from it - in as calm water as possible. What I need is a really bad sailing day (no wind) at slack tide (I am on the Hudson) when it is time to call it a season this fall. Cheers, John John McLaughlin Ngulule Customflex #1554

I'm "adopting" a club boat that has met more than its fair share

I'm "adopting" a club boat that has met more than its fair share of rocks. It seems that it has the asymetric profile described above as well. I'm planning to repair the damage to the board before racing it this summer. I've read through the CMR's and official plan and I'm still not really clear what it takes to repair this board and be sure it will measure in. Could someone point out the right reference?

Did I not get the special handshake right? [:D] Can anyone r

Did I not get the special handshake right? [:D] Can anyone refer me to the correct board profile and thickness information?

No handshake necessary.

No handshake necessary. Maybe ask the question under the maintanence and repair section. Previous posts refer to asking Flying Scot directly. They have been VERY helpful to me with things I have needed advise on repair and replacing.
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[i]Originally posted by ClarkT[/i] [br]Did I not get the special handshake right? [:D] Can anyone refer me to the correct board profile and thickness information?