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by Martin Norris
Sun February 22nd, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Re: Ballast for Centreboard Senior

Hi again Bob and John, Thanks for your comments. I managed to get a bit of work done last week on my Senior building project.I have got the hog cut out and will very soon need to decide about the centreplate slot. Based on what I have read on Forum posts and your comments I am planning to increase t...
by Martin Norris
Mon February 9th, 2015, 10:07 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm

Thanks very much for getting back to me,I appreciate it. Do you mind if I keep the discussion going a bit longer? My idea was to alter the position of the centreboard slot at the building stage so that when the board is fully down the centre of resistance is further aft .I must admit I would anxious...
by Martin Norris
Sun February 8th, 2015, 10:16 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm

Thanks very much for the tip,I see it has been a big topic. I don't mind the concept of sailing the boat like a dinghy,after all it probably is more like a dinghy than a yacht. I would still be interested to hear if anyone building a new boat corrected the tendency to weather helm by adjusting the c...
by Martin Norris
Sat January 31st, 2015, 4:59 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm

I am hoping that someone with experience of Seniors can advise me wether the centreboard version needs ballast? Also,has the problem of excess weather helm ever been addressed by moving the centreboard back slightly?
Thanks,I would be grateful for your views.
by Martin Norris
Wed January 28th, 2015, 6:05 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Ballast for Centreboard Senior

HI, I started work on building a Senior last year but due to a combination of circumstances work ground to a halt.Anyway determined to make a good start in the spring.Something that has been puzzling me and I can't find any reference to on the plans CD is the question of ballast for the Centreboard ...

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