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Another down side to a wing keel

Never heard this one mentioned before.
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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.

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Re: Another down side to a wing keel

The way I sail the bottom of the hull is the cleanest part of the boat.
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Re: Another down side to a wing keel

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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.

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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.
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