Look what this one was made from!
This I like! more on the subject just now.
Jorgen, thanks on sharing this idea with us, its a great idea and one that may well be copied.
I read about a CH 21 with a different centerboard made of lead, plywood and epoxi.
That article inspired me so I have begin to build my centerboard of two
halves of 3mm stainless sheet metal instead.
So the case (around the lead and the inner frame made by stainless flat steel) is
3mm stainless sheet metal. So instead of milling I bend!
And to get the centerboard heavy enough is no problem with lead.
Probably I can leave the centerboard top "empty" inside for good weight distribution.
The stainless steel sections are being test fitted to the plywood dagger board case, when that's proven to work the case will be bonded into the boat.
This 316 stainless steel drop keel may well become an addition to our stainless kit package.
There are quite a number of benafits, extra weight and a lower price being two of them, more on this in another blog to follow.
What will the internal weight be and how will it be made?
Jorgen and the Cape Cutter 19 designer Dudley Dix have been discussing the idea.