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Attaching a sailboard to a piece of plywood with a swivel

 
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StillSailin



Joined: 02 May 2001
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Location: Portland/Vancouver

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:53 pm    Post subject: Attaching a sailboard to a piece of plywood with a swivel Reply with quote

I'd like to attach a swivel to the bottom of sailboard and attach that to a piece of plywood. Do that so I could work on my sail flip and footwork (or most likely vice versa) on land in off season.

Anybody know of an insert available that I could put into the sailboard and then I'd have something put screws into in order to attach the sailboard to the swivel.. All ideas welcome. Thanks

Mike B
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kmf



Joined: 02 Apr 2001
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Mike.

I have used such a set up both in Baja and in Belize, and the method that was used to connect the board to the swivel devise...(plywood with swivel attached), was simply to strap the board to the plywood using cargo tie down straps. The ones with a ratchet to tighten the straps.

Find them anywhere....

Be careful, the board can turn quicker than one would like.....

Keith
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StillSailin



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Keith

Thanks for ideas. Got some good ideas from forum in Southwest. I got a pretty good swivel online. It all makes sense with the plywood and all. One idea was to put this whole thing on an air mattress. I might, would add the feature of keeping the board balanced.
Thinking just mounting a rig to a piece of plywood would be so simple and yet give me a good feel of the power and timing of a nice sail flip. Thanks

Mike B
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drysuit2



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject: Swivel Reply with quote

When we used to teach windsurfing we took an old office chair. Removed the wheels, the armrest, and the back. Then you just use two roof straps to secure the board to the padded seat.


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