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Foil Fun by Don Snell

Always looking to make his SeaSpray faster, easier to sail, and less fragile, Don Snell has submitted this information to the Class Newsletter. After some looking on line regarding the possible availability of extruded aluminum dagger boards I found a company from England called Windknife ( www.windknife.com ) that supplies a product at a reasonable price.  Considering all the work involved in building an acceptable dagger board these seem like a bargain at around $100 Canadian a piece.  You will have to cut them down to possibly 36" or so and you will end up with almost enough to make a set of rudder blades.  Anyways this may help many of you get a good set of dagger boards and possibly rudder blades without a lot of work and expense.  In the pictures you can see that the ends are sealed with an epoxy/filling mixture made thick enough not to run.  It can be pushed into each end.  You could drill rope holes as I have done and force the mixture high enough to make the rope holes wa