I leaped down into the cockpit and quickly lowered the centerboard.
You were right in insisting on shallow draught and a centerboard.
This makes it almost impossible to dispense with the centerboard in small boats.
Joe dropped the centerboard and returned, to be stationed at the jib-sheet.
If I could get to the centerboard and drop it, I believed the sloop would ride better and could be steered.
While fully aware of its disadvantages, I am a firm believer in the centerboard for small cruising boats.
It was long, narrow, and low in freeboard and was fitted with a centerboard.
Will you shove the centerboard down by the iron handle, and then take hold of the tiller, Miss Haldane?
The floor and beams were steeply inclined, and he had to brace his feet against the centerboard trunk.
I felt the centerboard drop; a patch of sail rose on the main.