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    Posted: 04 September 2009 at 13:18
I am replacing my centreboard after breaking the old plywood gybing one last weekend.
Noble marine want to replace like for like, but phil milanes has convinced them to pay for an economy board at 380 pounds. Sadly this is a non gybing version. Is it worth paying the extra money, (best part of 100 quid) for a gybing version, or is the performance diffence negligable?

Any advice welcome.
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Strang has written a very good article somewhere on this site its worth digging out for a read.
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Originally posted by chris. chris. wrote:

Noble marine want to replace like for like, but phil milanes has convinced them to pay for an economy board at 380 pounds. Sadly this is a non gybing version. Is it worth paying the extra money, (best part of 100 quid) for a gybing version, or is the performance diffence negligable?

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Surely if you have a like for like policy, your insurers should replace the board with one of the same type irrespective of Mr Milanes comments?

 

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Originally posted by Simon Simon wrote:

Originally posted by chris. chris. wrote:

Noble marine want to replace like for like, but phil milanes has convinced them to pay for an economy board at 380 pounds. Sadly this is a non gybing version. Is it worth paying the extra money, (best part of 100 quid) for a gybing version, or is the performance diffence negligable?

Chris,

Surely if you have a like for like policy, your insurers should replace the board with one of the same type irrespective of Mr Milanes comments?

 


I think he is actualy doing me a favor, as im not sure i want a ply board even if i could find sombody to make one. aparently the old plywood  boards have a habit of breaking, as i have discoverd!
Im just not sure whether to shell out the extra cash for a gybing board.
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Basically a gybing board will only pay over long distance beats where the lift out ways the loss in speed. Also, if it gybes more than 2 or 3 degrees it will be doing more harm than good. If you are sailing short courses then fixed is probably better and easier to fit as well

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The article is in home pagwe menu, expand Boat.

Its personal preference really. They work best in flattish water 6 - 14 kts I'd say.

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Thanks for all your comments.
Ive decided that a fixed board will do. I sail mostly on a small loch and the beats are short. I also can think of a host of other things to spend the 100 quid on!
Im itching to get back out on the hornet, I ended up sailing a solo on sunday pah...

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