Another down side to a wing keel - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree5Likes
  • 4 Post By mgmhead
  • 1 Post By davidpm
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-03-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 204
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Another down side to a wing keel

Never heard this one mentioned before.
Attached Thumbnails
Another down side to a wing keel-p4030006.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-03-2012
mgmhead's Avatar
Somewhat Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 618
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
mgmhead is on a distinguished road
Re: Another down side to a wing keel

Oh, that's easy...just turn the boat upside down. Be sure your BBQ grill is firmly attached first.
__________________
s/v Rhythm
Catalina 387 #29
Rock Hall, MD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-04-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 204
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: Another down side to a wing keel

The way I sail the bottom of the hull is the cleanest part of the boat.
AdamLein likes this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-04-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,040
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 9
PalmettoSailor will become famous soon enough
Re: Another down side to a wing keel

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Never heard this one mentioned before.
I've never posted about it but its one of my favorite things about having a wing keeled boat.

Its really a chance to get in touch with the earth, grinding your face into the dirt to reach the middle of the wing. Then how can you not love trying to get bottom paint on there with 1/2" clearance to the dirt between keel and roller?

Just another pleasurable part of boat owning right up there with clearing a joker valve in the head.
__________________
PalmettoSailor
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-04-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Liberty Landing
Posts: 665
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
peterchech is on a distinguished road
Re: Another down side to a wing keel

That's also a problem with having shoal draft. My draft is 3'. On the hard, with the keel up on a 1' tall chunk of wood, this is just high enough that I can't lie on my back to sand but can't stand or kneel comfortably either. It is exactly the configuration that the John McCain discovered is the most uncomfortable way to sit/stand/kneel ever.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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
Full Keel vs. Wing Keel small boats Kyhillbilly General Discussion (sailing related) 4 07-26-2011 12:51 PM
Wing Keel - how does it work? Daveinet General Discussion (sailing related) 25 11-16-2010 11:34 PM
Wing vs Swing Keel bdkjones Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 09-17-2008 10:56 AM
Wing vs Fin Keel pixurman General Discussion (sailing related) 10 05-28-2004 05:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:45 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

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