I've been wanting to build a furling board that is easier to transport. I had a unused tool box that I felt I could fit the board into with all the tools and materials.
I wanted a board that would allow me to make 30", 4', 5' and 6' 6" leaders (which my current board will do) but have it fit into a 20" tool box!
Now came the hard part!! What length should each section be?? After all I had to take care not to have the section connectors overlap one of the pegs!!
I also wanted to keep it as simple as possible (Remember KISS?). I took the better part of an afternoon to determine that sections of 20"/20"/16"/16"/16" would fill the bill.
Now this board is/has to be special (as in work of art!). I started with an 8' "Select" 1"x4"x8" pine board.
After cutting the sections to length each was given 3 coats of clear polyurethane (sanded between each coat) also before the second coat all the peg positions were labeled. The sections are connected by highly polished Aluminum "C" channel.
In a nut shell the thing is so darn pretty I'm afraid to use it!!!