Old Scot Capsizing

Hello fellow Flying Scot sailors, I haven't capsized our 1973 #2305 yet and am wondering if it is safe to right the Scot if the centerboard is old and has a fair amount of dings and deep (one-eighth inch) scratches. Is there any chance of it somehow breaking? If so, could the board be repaired to prevent any mishaps?


The biggest concern would be if the metal core of the center board is exposed to water and developed cracking in the surrounding materials. Secondly, no one over 300 pounds should stand on a flying scot center board and bounce within two foot from the end of the board. the danger is snapping the board in two. that would be a real problem; you would probably be late for beers at the club.

Hard Starboard; FS 803