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  Traditional Centerboard and Case 1 of 3  

Whether a new boat or
a retrofit, the board and case are best made as a complete, stand-alone functioning unit before installation into the hull.

This is a 5/4 Q-Sawn White Oak planed, jointed and laid out completely with all hardware before any assembly:

Bronze drifts installed after glue-up:

End cleats fitted…

….and assembled using Red Lead paste followed by non-adhesive bedding compound and 20D copper nails:

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