Does anyone have pictures or understand how to make the Crescent centerboard hanger?
by Michael Cargill
Im planning my summer boatbuilding project and thought the Crescent was a great start, but I can't understand the instructions and diagrams for the centerboard hanger.
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anyone have pictures or understand how to make the Crescent centerboard
The reason for the hanger is to allow the centerboard to pivot.
As you can see the pivot point is low down, below the waterline.
It could be hung on a pivot drilled right through the centerboard case but that would inevitably lead to leaks.
So, the centerboard is first attached at the pivot point to the hanger.
This whole assembly is then slotted tightly into the case from the top, the hanger right up against the forward end of the case and held in place with screws through the flange at the top.