Centerboard trunk shims

I'm in the process of upgrading 2222. I was told shimming the centerboard trunk greatly improves upwind performance. Is there any particular method that is favoured for doing this? Thanks! Fred and Mara Liesegang 2222

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I recently shimmed my cboard trunk.

I recently shimmed my cboard trunk. I got the instructions from Flying Scot Inc. The directions are 2 pages long, detailed and if I can do it anyone can. My upwind performance has improved, but the big difference is in "choppy" water. The rig dosen't bounce around nearly as bad.

Were those directions on line? I cant find them under the How t

Were those directions on line? I cant find them under the How to section. Thanks, Byron Jamerson FS 4019

I called Harry Carpenter at Flying Scot Inc.

I called Harry Carpenter at Flying Scot Inc. and they sent the directions to me, I also ordered a new centerboard gasket.

Speaking of centerboards.

Speaking of centerboards....does anyone have safe instructions on how to put my centerboard back in my boat. The previous owner removed it for repair. Thanks. Bonny FS381 BA Smith FS381

There are 2 ways: 1) slide the boat off the trailer onto a lawn

There are 2 ways: 1) slide the boat off the trailer onto a lawn and roll it on its side. Slide the board in, hook it up to the cable and secure it in the up position and then roll it back upright and put back on the trailer. 2) the easiest way is to get 2 guys, a baseball bat or other sturdy pole, and a strong piece of line. Put the boat in the water, tie it to the dock. Remove the wheels from the top of the board, run the line through the holes, tie line securely to bat or pole. Have 2 guys lift board in position over centerboard trunk, slide board in and remove line, reattach wheels and attach cable. Go sailing! Good luck!

I may be misunderstanding the previous post.

I may be misunderstanding the previous post. To reinstall the board with the boat in the water the rollers should be installed on the board. For lifting, a line can be attached to the through bolt holding the rollers. The board is lowered into the trunk from above until the rollers come to rest on the top of the trunk. Without the rollers in place the board could fall out of the bottom of the trunk.

You're right Dave, just tie the line to the bolt, I was in a hur

You're right Dave, just tie the line to the bolt, I was in a hurry and didn't think it through. Thanks Dave.

Bonnie, I have taken my centerboard out and reinstalled it.

Bonnie, I have taken my centerboard out and reinstalled it. I think there are instruction for the proper procedure from Flying Scott some where. #1. As I am sure you are aware of how heavy the centerboard is, You will need at least 2 people to perform the installation. #2. The boat needs to be in the water in about 5' of water. #3. I don't think that you can get the centerboard to slip in to the centerboard trunk notch with the rollers on. I believe the rope and bat method( mentioned in one of the other replies) is is a good idea. #4. Once you have the centerboard in the trunk and in the notch pull the boat forward till the centerboard hits bottom and lifts just enough to get the rollers on. #5. with the centerboard in the all the way down position (With the rollers installed), wined the centerboard line on the reel. I personally would not recommend taking the boat off the trailer and trying to roll the boat over on its side to install the centerboard. Trust me, I've been there. Getting the boat off the trailer and on the lawn is easy . Getting it back on the trailer is tough. Ron
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[i]Originally posted by bonnysmith[/i] [br]Speaking of centerboards....does anyone have safe instructions on how to put my centerboard back in my boat. The previous owner removed it for repair. Thanks. Bonny FS381 BA Smith FS381

Please don't remove the rollers as there is nothing to keep the

Please don't remove the rollers as there is nothing to keep the board from slipping through the slot. I have, in the past, used the main halyard with a stainless steel winch crank to assist in lifting the board in or out with the boat in the water. The key here is ASSIST, as you still need a couple of strong people to manage the board. Stinger3009 is incorrect that removing the rollers is necessary for this evolution. The only time that would be necessary is if the boat were on its side and you were moving the board through. the slot from the bottom Bob New FS 5143 Merritt Island Florida Fleet Captain Fleet 179