New Pirateer owner, daggerboard question

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everphilski
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New Pirateer owner, daggerboard question

Postby everphilski » Thu May 22, 2014 12:13 pm

I just bought a Pirateer last weekend and I have a question about the daggerboard. It goes into the slot just fine but wants to pop up, theres no retention mechanism that I can see.

Looking at the manual there is a "snubber hose" listed as part 829164, ref. no. 34... is this some sort of retention mechanism? Can someone describe it to me as the scanned manual I have is not very clear.

On my boat the daggerboard trunk cap, the piece of wood where the daggerboard is inserted, is cracked and missing the front 3" or so where the snubber hose would be located.

I'm sure I can rig something up just curious how it's supposed to work.

Otherwise the boat is in great shape. I took it out last weekend with my wife and kids but the wind was very low, got a few gusts but had to paddle back home. Excited to take it out in some wind this weekend!

philip

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Postby CaptainScott » Thu May 22, 2014 12:51 pm

Welcome aboard!
Lets see if we can get a response from a Pirateer owner!
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Postby DGA » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:41 pm

I think the snubber nose is the piece of rubber tubing screwed down at the front of the trunk inside the wood base. Mine was stiff and I replaced it with a piece of silicone hose. Seems to need to add pressure against the front of the daggerboard.

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centerboard not staying down

Postby Pirateer » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:07 pm

Mine has a short piece of bungees on starboard side of centerboard trunk. This goes over top of centerboards and hooks onto fitting on port side of trunk
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Re: New Pirateer owner, daggerboard question

Postby bzickuhr » Wed May 30, 2018 1:06 pm

I know this is an old question, but I had the same problem on the new ('76? '77?) Pirateer we just got, and had a different solution.

I unscrewed the wood topping on the trunk, cut a piece of mountain bike inner tube to fit, slapped it on top and screwed the wood topping back on - through the inner tube. Then I sliced a slit down the middle of the tube, and it was enough resistance that the daggerboard stays put just fine.


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