How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

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DrV
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How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

Post by DrV » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:22 am

Hi, sailors!
Last summer broke my daggerboard when entering the river. Yes, forgot to take it up (!!!), after 2 hrs uncomfortable sailing with unhappy Admiral. :( Has been a hard day for both of us.
Bottom is sandy there, so the daggerboard wasn't broken, just got stuck, and probably I could have saved it by going back to the sea and going backwards, and by just giving some time for sand to sink. But I made it all worse by trying to go up river. Broken it off competely. JFYI.
Hope it would help somebody not to make such bad decision.

After lots of paperwork (and taking a one-day flight to Istanbul to custom clear it, yes, that's how it is in Turkey) - I've managed to get a new one from Ruddercraft.

Just opening the season now. But... HOW DEEP must daggerboard go down below deck when it is fully deployed? Any ideas? Right now I have no idea where to tie the knots. Tried searching, didn't help. Thanks!

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Re: How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:13 am

Page 2 of the manual - top of daggerboard no more than 57 in [1450 mm] from top of trunk, with a stopper knot to stop it there.

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/manuals ... l_2003.pdf

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Re: How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

Post by Highlander » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Also there r 2 lines on the D/B the up/down haul line in the front hole & the safety line in the rear hole , as my D/B lines were coming on 10yrs old I decided to convert up/down haul line to a 4-1 system with all new lines & as such I reset my Depth to 56" for both lines allowing for new line stretch even tho its low stretch line

J 8)

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Re: How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

Post by DrV » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:45 am

Tomfoolery wrote:Page 2 of the manual - top of daggerboard no more than 57 in [1450 mm] from top of trunk, with a stopper knot to stop it there.

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/manuals ... l_2003.pdf
THANK YOU!
For some reason, reading the manual is often the last resort, so... :D
Anyway, now I know that if I put the stopper know at 56 inches (1425 mm) from top of trunk - should be just right.

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