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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Someone mentionned I should try posting on this forum regarding a G2 that i am possibly buying. It has the old carbon plastic washboards rather than the newer ones. I have seen people on this forum really celebrating the advent of aluminum washboards and I was wondering how much of a detriment the older carbon plastic washboards would be? I Have a Mark Balogh batwing sail that i would mount on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:57 pm 
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Joe you might try posting this in the Folbot column as well.

I'm not familiar with the difference but you would want something strong enough to support the Balogh rig. Not such a big deal for just the sail, but if you are adding the outriggers a lot of that stress gets transmitted to the coaming.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:05 am 
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Hello d,
I am just coming from the folbot forum. Some info there but i was referred here. When i say balogh sail rig i also mean the outriggers. Dont know whether i should buy this boat or not, based on the question of washboards. Then, also, folbot is out of business. If you break something or lose something, well, you are up the proverbial creek and possibly without more than a paddle. A difficult decision
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:50 am 
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I have a G2 with the older black plastic wash boards. I'm a keen sailor and strengthened the wash boards by screwing on aluminum extrusion with a J shape. Leave a gap either side of the hinge. You need to cut out oversize holes so the thumb screws clear the lip of the extrusion but it isn't that hard. It certainly strengthens the wash boards at low cost.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:58 pm 
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Thanks for rhe feedback.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:00 pm 
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arcprof, if you could post photos of the washboard modification I would be grateful. Folbot advised those with plastic washboards to upgrade to aluminum for sailing. With no way to easily upfit now that Folbot is gone, I would love to see what you have done. Most of my GIIs (I confess that between Ann and me we own 5 GIIs, 12 Folbots in all) have aluminum washboards but one has the plastic.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:31 pm 
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Reinforced washboard pics
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Thanks for posting the pics, arcprof. I have questions. Why the J shape? Does it bend easily to conform to washboard shape? Any difficulty attaching the Balogh crosstube clamps? Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:54 pm 
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The J section has strength in both planes. It will bend to the curve of the plastic washboards but stiffens them appreciably for the extra rigours of pounding into chop. The bottom lip is useful for clamping down Lee board brackets using J bolts but I don't know how the Balogh system fixes to the washboards.
My system has had plenty of sea trials. I was out today in a lo ely spanking breeze (12 knots is spanking, 20 knots is getting spanked). Wind over tide was sending water over the foredeck and dripping between my legs. Ye old plastic frames are holding up well. New Zealand summer here with water temp a lot closer to 20 deg C than 10.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:22 am 
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Thank you for the explanation, Jim.

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