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SC...and I reiterate...they were NOT bilge keels in the traditional sense of a 2 keel boat...the boat had a standard keel and the bilge plates were used to GROUND the boat rather than for sailing performance stability as traditional bilge keels are. The boat did not capsize. In ken's own words..
She was originally designed as what is known as a bilge keel boat with a full keel and 16 s.f. plates on each side of the keel to allow her to stay upright when the tide ebbs. I had these cut off after talking with designer, Robert Perry who agreed they were 400 lbs. each with a lot of wetted surface and useless for my plans.
Somehow I think I'll trust what Robert Perry says...after all he did ok with my boat and the Valiants and Sagas etc. ...and yes...it is fun getting into the thick of things again you ass full of crap! (G)
P.S...you're reading too much!! (G)
Last edited by camaraderie; 04-28-2007 at 03:33 PM.