"my question is: will the 1/2 inch make a detectable difference? is it worth cutting out and reinstalling?"
I guess now is a good time to confess a similar mistake on my riverside dinghy. I didn't notice any adverse handling issues because of this. [img]smile.gif[/img] However, things did get a little "adverse" when the CB fell out of the bottom of the boat.
This I deserved [img]redface.gif[/img] --I decided to try something a little different in its construction. Lucky for me we were able to grab the lanyard and save the CB. It should be reinstalled the correct way and sailing again this week.
CK 17, Riverside Dinghy, Great Auk, Morris Greenland, Cunningham Greenland, Outter Island, CLC stand up paddle board, wooden snowshoes.
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