Highlander Rigging Roundup

Get Rid of the Gasketosaurus!

By: Mike Perakis

As the boat rolls through the motorboat chop on the pond, you notice a small fountain of water spewing forth from the centerboard trunk and splattering your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that you were building on the top of the trunk.

Perhaps you have been a target of the Gasketosaurus, a fiendish little bugger that visits yacht clubs and boat ramps at night and chews up centerboard trunk gaskets. All is not lost, however. The replacement of the tattered gasket is a simple matter that can be accomplished in an hour or so, and will leave the boat impervious to the Gasketosaurus for several years.

Your local sailmaker or the Allen Boat Company can provide the new gasket. Follow the 11 steps and rid your boat of the Gasketosaurus!

Center board gasket


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