Thu, 14/05/2020 - 12:13pm
As you may know, Mike Clarke made the mould using my old, slightly damaged dagger board and then made his own board; he posted instructions on this site. One of the things he discovered was that the board appeared to have a built-in weakness so that it would break on significant contact but would not damage the inboard housing. I pass this on so that you may discuss this with your fabricators.
I think this is one of the most useful assets owned by the association as it is particular to the M model and I thank Mike again for donating it to us.
Look after it, fellow members, keep it safe and if it moves around the country could the new carer post a note so we know where it is.
As for non-members, maybe the treasurer and secretary have an opinion. I think it should only be available to members only and it is not going to break the bank to join in order to get access to it.
Thanks a lot, keep well and safe and hoping to get a sail in later this year.
Thu, 14/05/2020 - 12:56pm
Please also remember, I have the Macgregor Rudder 19 mould stored. I would like to pass out on as we have very little space but as we are still stuck in Scotland can’t do anything yet.
Fri, 15/05/2020 - 11:24am
Yes. Not so much a specific weak spot, just the boat is a LOT stronger than the board. In addition to the thick hull bottom, the 300# of fixed ballast is molded around the lower end of the daggerboard trunk making it very substantial.
MacGregor Parts & Accessories
Blue Water Yachts
7116 220TH ST SW, UNIT 15, MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA 98043
206-282-4261, line 3
I am much relieved.
Fri, 15/05/2020 - 11:31am
Great , well done Simon for taking that initiative to contact BWY....sounds a helpful chap.