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Center board depth - 14' Phantom
I'm getting ready to put a 14' Phantom back in the water. It was given to me years ago, but is missing the center board. Since I'm going to make one, anyone know how deep it should stick out below the boat? (this boat is similar to a Sunfish)
Part of my motivation is that after posting on the motorcycle thread about trying to tow my HobieCat with my Goldwing, I realize that the Phantom is a smaller lighter boat and towing behind the bike is probably very doable. It also has a much shorter mast. I've got an old trailer axle, so building up a light weight trailer with a long tongue should be easy enough. The long tongue should alleviate any handling issues. The boat is also light enough to be beach launched - an obvious requirement for the bike.
Seems like an idea with the best of both recreational worlds.
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Sunfish project boat
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