The older style MC-Scows lack a board pull-down line. If your board doesn’t go down all the way in a tack, you are stuck with two bad options: live with it, or go to the low side and push it down. A very simple fix for this is to add a board pull-down line. Simply tie an 8′ line to one of the board horns or the line attached to it, run it through small blocks attached to the each end of the traveler bar, and secure it at the other board horn. Then you can pull a board down from either side of the cockpit.