> One way of avoiding this is to cover the slot with a long strip of
thin, stiffish rubber, with a slit all the way along for the CB to
emerge. When the CB is down, the rubber springs back to cover the rest
of the slot. (Hope that makes sense - needs a pic!)
> This trick has been used on racing dinghies for many years, to try
and eliminate drag from that source.
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Yep, I wound up doing something like that on the 30 footer & I think it
added a knot to the speed....