Wing vs Swing Keel - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2008
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
bdkjones is on a distinguished road
Wing vs Swing Keel

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at buying a Catalina 22 mkII with a wing keel. I have two questions:

1) How easy is it to launch the C22 wing keel at an average ramp? It draws just 6" more than the swing keel in the fully retracted position, so I'm hopeful that with an extendable tongue trailer and the right setup, it's fairly easy.

2) Does anyone have any experience sailing this keel on a C22? I am aware that the fin and swing keels have higher pointing ability. I'm also aware they're slightly faster. I have seen the hard numbers, however, and the difference doesn't look that significant. I am a cruiser, not a racer, so I don't need every ounce of performance.

A bit more info:
I am considering the wing keel because the boat is a great, great deal. Ideally, I'd like the swing but at this price and in this condition, this offer is tough to pass up. My plan is to trailer the boat, not leave it in the water. I realize that the swing keel is ideal for this purpose; I'm just trying to find anyone with a wing keel who can talk about the trailering experience.

Last edited by bdkjones; 09-17-2008 at 01:03 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 09-17-2008
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,287
Thanks: 1
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
It would really depend on the ramps in your area

The trailer would need the extendable trailer tongue (which you have to do when you arive at the ramp)to allow it to get deep enough to float off

On LI all are ramps are deep enough in other places i have been the ramp is barely enough to roll off a power boat before the trailer drops off the ramp into dirt
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Northport NY

If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swing Keel or Fixed Wing Keel? Catalina 22 or 25? BRCincy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 56 07-28-2014 10:08 AM
My First Boat...Boat Term Question... Kacper General Discussion (sailing related) 38 09-23-2008 07:52 PM
Keel Bolt Repairs Don Casey Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-10-2003 08:00 PM
Keel Bolt Concerns Don Casey Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-12-2003 09:00 PM
Winged Keels Pros & Cons OldGlory Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 04-09-2002 06:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.