Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Beach CA
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Depending on how badly the wings are mangled,
the easiest option would be to reshape them.
Lead is fairly easy to work, and can be pounded
into shape and faired with a rasp file.
If I understand the keel configuration of the 326
correctly, it is really a bulb fin keel with some
small winglets tacked on for hydrodynamic effect.
If the winglets are truly damaged beyond repair,
cutting them off may not have a dramatic effect
on righting moment, if they only weigh a couple
of hundred pounds on a 3200lb keel. This operation
could not be easily reversed however, and although
the lead that was removed could be fashioned into a shoe
and lagged to the bottom of the bulb you are likely looking
at a much larger project that reshaping the winglets.
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