Bottom finishing

I have read several threads on bottom paint, a task I am about to undertake. When rolling the boat on land is it necessary to remove the centerboard first? Obviously if the board is out there would be less of a load on the gunwale (and the trunk). Comments?

Comments

It is a little easier to roll the boat over if you first remove

It is a little easier to roll the boat over if you first remove the board. The easiest way to do so is with the boat in the water, deep enough to put the board down and then pull it out. See other posts, Phil Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

In my mind it makes no difference if the centerboard is out of t

In my mind it makes no difference if the centerboard is out of the boat or not. I have rolled my boat over several times on my lawn with no problem. The forces on the boat are probably far greater when it the boat is under sail compared to it laying on its side on your lawn.

I agree, but the boats weighs 105 lbs less without it.

I agree, but the boats weighs 105 lbs less without it. It won't hurt the board or boat to leave it in. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club