I started building the Chessie Flyer last month. Frames are mounted on the building frame, stem & sternpost with breast hooks made, and now working on the centerboard trunk and keel. Never having had a centerboarder before, I am curious about the plan specifying a "standard steel" pin. I know some old-timers that claim black iron will outlast galvanized, as well as stainless, in a continuously submerged salt water situation. With the board being sheet steel, I can see that a bronze pin might be a galvanic problem. I would love to hear from anyone that has direct experience with this, and how it worked out over time.
Dinghies, day sailers, world cruisers. Many small sailboats make ideal rowboats or low-speed power boats.
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