Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Marco Island Florida
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Tartan made a lot of boats in the 70 and 80s with centerboards. The ballast was all carried in fixed portion of keel and the centerboard was only used for better pointing ability.
A lot of companies that offered a centerboard's later gave up on them and just offered a fixed keel. I don't think people got enough value out of them to warrant the additional expense and maintence that they cause.
always in decline-never hitting bottom