What the heck is this thing?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Francis Mcmahon, May 31, 2020.

  1. Francis Mcmahon
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    Francis Mcmahon New Member

    0E4CC0FB-DD0E-4FAF-B622-AA76C1BA2454.jpeg what is this stuff? Previous house owner was into sailing. found it in the shed attic. About 75lbs and has a wooden handle with serrated edge on one side Can anyone tell me what it is? Thx!
     

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  2. clmanges
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    clmanges Senior Member

    My guess would be a daggerboard.
     
  3. Francis Mcmahon
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    Francis Mcmahon New Member

    ah. thanks for ur help!
     
  4. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    The notches lock the daggerboard at various depths.
     
  5. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    what about the other piece? maybe fixed keel that goes astern of daggerboard to stay clear when grounding? still seems like odd shape.
    Maybe it was an add-on when the daggerboard was found lacking or was cut off the daggerboard for some reason, like to balance board/sail positions.
     
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  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That is the centerboard to a Snipe. The old shape had a curved front. It was cut and modified to comply with the new racing rules.
     
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