your foil fit from new
All Musto Performance Skiff’s are supplied
with the highest specification foils, made from CNC
aluminium tools and the best materials available. However,
it is very important that before you go sailing with
a new boat that you check the fit of the rudder blade
in the aluminium cassette stock.
The reason for this is that the aluminium
stock is lined with a 3M self adhesive white fluffy
liner (also known as polar bear pubes). This material
is there to protect the rudder from the aluminium surface,
and to provide a sliding surface for the rudder to move
against. However, the materials thickness can vary and
this can make the rudder very stiff to put in.
What you need to do
Before you go sailing, slide the rudder
into the top of the aluminium stock, and push down firmly.
If the rudder will not go through the stock remove it
and carefully slide a sharp knife (Stanley knife) across
the surface of the white fluffy material. You will find
the knife will slide easily one way, and not easily
the other way. The knife should slowly remove the outer
surface of the 3M material making it less thick. Keep
trying until the rudder fits the stock.
As a note, the 3M material does
get flatter with time, so it is best to have a slightly
stiff rudder to start with and use a silicone spray
to help it slide. Also note that the blade will go in
easier when wet so try that as well before you remove
too much material.
It is alsow worth checking the daggerboard
as well before you first launch.
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