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Old 11-11-2012
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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.


Thank you for tracking the article down. You have been very helpful. Several things I hadn't considered that could make all the difference. Planning for a strong point for a breast line thatís over the keel is something I will go take a look at after I send this. I am fortunate to live close to the dock and it won't be a problem to build a pre rigged "stand off" to act as a purchase and fender board that I can throw into the pickup and hang off the dock when I head down for a day of bottom work.

I have the exact measurements/locations, a granite/oak pier lined with oak pilings, firm bottom, 10' of tide, excellent protection, plenty of lines and I can even add boat stands as the tide goes out if I want to. A bow support would be easy. First in last out as the work progresses.

Perhaps I will ask the town to install a gin pole. To help the fishermen unload lobster traps and gear? Ha!

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