|12th March 2007, 07:33 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Valve Screws - Suggestion for a better design
I'm hopeless at remembering to do-up/undo the valve screw on my board when I go out sailing or go travelling.
The problem is that its hard to see if the screw is loose or tight. It not a good idea to take it out cos you end up losing it
Why not have a big brightly coloured lever that would stand prone from the board surface when open, instead of a small screw that needs a screw driver to open and close.
Or attach the screw to the board with a tether so you can take it out and leave it dangling as a reminder.
Better still, the mast foot base or fin box could be designed in some way as to act as a bung for the breather hole.
Just a suggestion of course to a problem that I know I and many sailors have.
I'm going to buy a Starboard EVO soon (just as soon as my wife lets me!)