Painting the centreboard?

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Painting the centreboard?

Postby SMHolmans on Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:18 pm

Quick question.
I've got my centreboard out of the boat for maintenance and I'm wondering if it's worth repainting it.
Views welcome!
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Re: Painting the centreboard?

Postby Hooky on Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:25 pm

There is no pretty a sight than a nice shiny painted centreboard when your heeling on a stiff wind, so for the benefit of any boats near by I suggest painting the centreboard.
Cheers mate
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Re: Painting the centreboard?

Postby SMHolmans on Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:27 am

That's exactly what I was thinking.
Cheers mate!
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Re: Painting the centreboard?

Postby dbeck on Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:54 pm

Sailboats tend to become slower if heeling a lot. I'd rather reduce the sail area instead of painting the centreboard. Moreover, centreboards tend to suffer and the shiny pretty look won't last for a long time.
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