In response to an excellent suggestion from user 'Bud' (thanks!) I've just added a new category to the Repair & Maintenance section of the IP Home Port forum - 'Centerboards'. A companion section in the Modifications section has been added as well, but I suspect that it won't see as much traffic. So now you folks that genuinely enjoy having extra stuff below the waterline to break (ooops, I meant "who enjoy superior windward performance and reduced draft") can now exchange information more easily.
I've searched back through the forum archives (all the way to 2004) and moved a number of applicable threads into one or the other of the two new categories based on content. Those questions that were truly pre-sales in nature were left in the 'Newbie/Wannabe' category and those that were Factory-specific were left in 'Ask The Factory'. Note that regardless of category all 22,500+ posts here in IP Home Port are always accessible via the keyword Search function.
As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions re: the forum please feel free to PM either myself or Bobby Ward (username Grainne).
[ Anxiously awaiting amusing reply from Frank ...]
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