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- n. Plural form of centreboard.
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Then he will begin to talk keels and centreboards and want to take his blankets out and stop aboard all night.
In the course of the evening, by way of diversion to our disputations on keels and centreboards, canvas and birch-bark, cedar-wood and bass-wood, paddles and steering-gear, a fine young Apollo, with a big, manly voice, sang us a few songs.
For example, Uffa Fox broke new ground with lightweight planning hull designs in the 1930s, and while commonplace today the trapeze was first fitted in 1938 to a 14 thanks to Englishman John Winter and his boat Thunder & Lightening; Australian innovator Frank Hawkes fitted a fixed spinnaker pole and cut an asymmetric spinnaker to his boat in the early 1970s while others experimented with gybing centreboards; and in the 2000s Americas Cup designer Paul Bieker of the USA came up with the adjustable hydrofoiled rudder which allow crews to trapeze aft near the foil when sailing upwind to benefit from both lift and increased waterline length, while downwind the bow can be trimmed up for safety.