SailNet Community - View Single Post - the perfect 20'' cruising boat?
View Single Post
post #9 of Old 04-15-2004
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,453
Thanks: 11
Thanked 238 Times in 189 Posts
Rep Power: 10
the perfect 20'''' cruising boat?

You are right about gravity, of course. I experienced the problem with a swing keel that could not be locked down when sailing a Venture out in the Atlantic and the boat was rolled so fast and so far that the board came up and damaged the trunk. Only a quick mainsail release saved our fannies. When I raced on San Juan 21''s we would retract the keel on a run. That was pretty much standard fair in the 1970''s.

Jeff_H is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome