Light and skinny, with a drop or rotating keel

A hypothetical boat design that Jerry is 'playing with'.
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Light and skinny, with a drop or rotating keel

#1 Post by rturpin » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:41 pm

More sharpie than catboat. At least, that would be my vote.

There's a real advantage to a true foil for a keel. I like what Hake does with their drop keels, but it puts a trunk right in the middle of the cabin. For a small boat, a foil keel that rotates up under the cockpit would be better. Perhaps connect the keel to a cross strut and make a hinge just above the waterline, but below the cockpit sole? Don't know. Seems to me the Spyderco folks could help with the mechanics of that.

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#2 Post by sal » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:40 pm

Hi RTurpin,

Welcome to our forum and thanx for the input. Sorry to be slow in getting to you. Annapolis boat show took a big time bite and I'm still catching up.


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