Upper Gasket Repacking (Ted Mount)
This mod is to repack the case if the
carpet wears out. Note that this is standard now on
If your daggerboard has started lifting
on its own it's probably time to repack the upper gasket.
1m x 3M Foil Liner (available from Ovington Boats)
Solvent to remove the old glue (Evostik Glue Remover
Degreasing agent (Isopropyl alcohol or similar)
Rip out the old carpet and remove the old glue which
will probably be left attached to the daggerboard case.
Don't bother trying to scrape it off, it's tough and
will take a long time probably ending up with you scratching
the gelcoat. Soften the glue with the solvent (I used
synthetic paint thinners) and rub off with an old cloth.
Ensure the area where the foil liner is to be fitted
is free from grease
Accurately cut the foil liner to the correct length
and fit with the join between the two ends located at
the trailing edge
Spray McLube on both the foil liner and daggerboard
and fit the board in. It will be pretty tight initially
so it will help to leave the board pushed in for as
long as possible to both compress the foil liner and
ensure it's well stuck to the casing.
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