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Daggerboard in Dedicated Sailing Canoe?

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by garypete, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    I can't mine, either! LOL!
     
  2. donk

    donk New Member

    Good Lee Board idea

    Todd: I like the shape and idea in this thread. Checked your book, but can't find this curved one. How do you attach to side and how does it swivel up? Great idea and will work in my canoe!!! Thanks. Don
     
  3. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Any daggerboard case needs some sort of substantial crosswise bracing, most commonly some sort of thwarts at one or both ends of the case that the case is attached to. If built off to the sides, Wahoo-style, you could probably skip the twarts and attach the case(s) to the gunwale structure.

    The circular board doesn't really swivel. By design, striking a submerged object just pushes the tip of the board up and back as the board rides on the rollers inside the case, and it's free to move all the way up until the board's bottom is flush with the hull bottom if needed.
     
  4. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Do it yourself sailing

    I am interested in pictures of whatever you do. I have a thread on my own efforts. I fully support the daggerboard idea having already hit a submerged tree stump and seeing the board pivot. I am going with a single lee board on a new smaller bracket since I found two lee boards overkill. I'm not sure if the rudder is needed either. I'll find out. This could cause a run on brass oar yokes. :)
     
  5. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Coincidentally, I have a single bronze oarlock missing all the other matching bits. Anyone want it to try that design?
     
  6. Kugenalo

    Kugenalo New Member

    i think the rudder is needed
     

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