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Re: Pram daggerboard Q
Posted by CLC on May 25, 2005
>>>>>Could one sail the boat decently WITHOUT the daggerboard.
Not at all. You'd just yaw away to leeward. Unlike the Hobie Cat, which has deep-V hulls that generate lift (especially at high speed, but notoriously badly at low speeds), the Eastport Pram's shallow, low-wetted surface hull has no bite on the water without the big daggerboard.
Fear not the cutting of the DB slot. A router with a "flush-trim bit" is the absolute best way to do it. Otherwise, carefully drill some pilot holes, then feel your way along with a bonsai saw. With something like a bonsai saw there's little danger of overcutting.
In Response to: Pram daggerboard Q by mullman on May 25, 2005