Center board was down, although when I first started, I forgot about it. It really didn't make much difference, as this boat also has a stub keel. Actually I think that is one of the problems. The keel is kind of fat and blunt. There is another forum dedicated to this brand. There has been mention that the boat is a pig (their choice of words). I don't think I'm hitting haul speed. While it has been many years, I learned to sail on a Interlake and a Javelin, both boats having similar haul speeds to this boat. I just don't remember them being so sluggish or unresponsive.
RL 24 NEW to me April 25th 2014
AFC 17' 2+2 (sold in 2012)
Sunfish project boat
Sailing a large boat on a small lake is very tacky.