Always have the centreboard down in coming alongside a ship.
“Up with that centreboard, now, George—lively,” cried Harvey.
centreboard to be of iron and pivoted at forward end of casing.
The centreboard is an adjustable keel that can be raised or lowered at pleasure.
Do you think you can be a bit nippier in getting over the centreboard than you were last time.
Her centreboard was jammed, but finally it was lowered about eleven feet.
At the same time, the centreboard rod, hit by some object, was forced part way upward through its box.
The battle of centreboard v. keel will doubtless be continued.
Harvey seized the iron rod, which was fastened to the centreboard, and gave a strong pull.
I have never had my centreboard either bent or broken by such contact.