That''s what I was attempting to explain. Not a hinged centerboard, but a largish daggerboard with a ballast bullet attached.
I take it, that this method is already in use? Aren''t I just the clever little monkey ;-) I just invented something that''s already out there! Oh well, at least I don''t seem to be totally off base.
Say, on a 25 foot wooden boat, likely a rounded hull with some lift at the fore and aft... any notion how long such a daggerboard should be and how much weight in the ballast bullet?