Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BOSS part 5 - dagger board and aka pins

Like a puzzle that has too many pieces, the Balogh Boss comes together slowly but surely. Today was another important "drill" day as I drilled the holes for the lee board and aka quick pins.
The black mark identifies the angle of the ama in the optimal position. (didn't want it to move while drilling). The key was taking the whole rig apart, using the guide mark and drill-press; Pins line up perfectly.
Yes I have the friction assembly reversed with the pin to the outside; I want the lee board closer to the hull when it is in the kicked up position. By turning it around it moves it inboard by almost 2 inches. I can then paddle with the lee board partially down with the center of effort moved aft.
Better lucky then good! - The Captain

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