Dory daggerboard trunk

The piece of spruce I have for the daggerboard trunk spacers is slightly over 7/8". Plans call for  1". Unfinished board is a tad under 3/4". Will this work or should I head for the lumber yard?

Thanks, bear

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RE: Dory daggerboard trunk

7/8" is fine.  I am noted for prescribing deliberately sloppy fits for daggerboards and masts.  This is a result of enduring a number of jammed mast and daggerboard incidents over the years.  Think about it---either scenario represents a collosal hassle when you get to shore.

So I usually indicate an 1/8th-inch of clearance on all sides.  But really, 1/16th-inch all around is plenty of slop.

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