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Hi to all fellow Pahi 42 owners,

I have taken over an incomplete project with my Pahi 42. I have just found out that the dagerboards I have taken over have not been formed/shaped properly. The leading and trailing edges are equal..... And are not aerodynamicly shaped as per the plans. Now I must either rework them or discard them? I have read various reports that that the dagger boards don't really work and that many owners do without them and close up the dagerboard trunks...

Should I pursue keeping the dagger boards as per the drawings or should I rather ditch the idea and close up the trunks?

What are your feelings and thoughts on this? 

Do you use your daggerboards?

I would appreciate your thoughts on this?

Regards

Graham Anley.

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HI Graham

The Pahi 42 was promoted as a boat that could be raced and the dagger boards were designed with this in mind. 

My 42, Kea Lea, was built without daggerboards. A previous owner added mini keels partly to improve the ability to take the hard in marginal conditions and partly  to increase lateral resistance.

I believe the rig, a well shaped and trimmed main, is more important for your upwind ability.

If you are not racing I'd leave them off.  Hitting bottom with daggerboards down would do a lot of damage.

Regards

Bill

Hi Bill,

Thank you for your reply and comments. They are much appreciated. It is so valuable to learn from others experience.

Bill of Whitsunday said:

HI Graham

The Pahi 42 was promoted as a boat that could be raced and the dagger boards were designed with this in mind. 

My 42, Kea Lea, was built without daggerboards. A previous owner added mini keels partly to improve the ability to take the hard in marginal conditions and partly  to increase lateral resistance.

I believe the rig, a well shaped and trimmed main, is more important for your upwind ability.

If you are not racing I'd leave them off.  Hitting bottom with daggerboards down would do a lot of damage.

Regards

Bill



Bill of Whitsunday said:

HI Graham

The Pahi 42 was promoted as a boat that could be raced and the dagger boards were designed with this in mind. 

My 42, Kea Lea, was built without daggerboards. A previous owner added mini keels partly to improve the ability to take the hard in marginal conditions and partly  to increase lateral resistance.

I believe the rig, a well shaped and trimmed main, is more important for your upwind ability.

If you are not racing I'd leave them off.  Hitting bottom with daggerboards down would do a lot of damage.

Regards

Bill

I have no daggerboard since 50.000nm and i dont miss them

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