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Re: Interesting Sailboats
That one is interesting... very round sections - and no chine - compared to many of the newer offerings. Almost makes Jeff's 'floating cone' analogy from the other thread more relevant
Interesting too that the keel fin is an integral part of the structure.. is that aluminum too? or is it stiffened internally? No keel bolts to worry about here!!
More I read more I like the way that boat is built:
"The construction incorporates specialized integrated and solid members which increase strength and improve construction quality:
The fin of the keel is made from a solid aluminum alloy formed by CNC milling machine.
The bottom internals are integrated through a unifying top plate properly shaped by a high accuracy laser cutter.
The bow is made from a solid aluminum alloy block, formed by CNC milling machine.
Great attention has been paid to the continuity of the internals in order to avoid stress concentration points and to allow the flow of the stresses through the structure. Highly loaded areas (mast base, chain plates, winches etc.) are topically reinforced.
In general the strength of the construction is according to the distribution of the loads without any compromise in the dimensioning of the material but with great attention not to add unnecessary weight.
Short saying, the yachts in the VK series of aluminum performance sailing yachts are light and strong quality constructions."
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