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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

One thing comes to mind after re-reading this thread and looking at the I 28's keel profile. You might want the supports to be a touch heftier than 2x4's, just in case. )(4x4?) Adding a chock or a notch to the upper end of the support so that it fits in a specific spot on the hull might be a good idea too - you don't want the thing slipping too much out of place, once you get it in. The engine & tankage weight aft would make me want a strut back there too, if only to protect the rudder.
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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

Paul,

I agree with your concern about the structural contribution of 2x4s. There was a day that a clear 1/4 sawn 2x4 had some "juice". Those days are long gone. I have a set of pump jack supports I built of carefully selected 2x4s back in the 80s when live edges were not standard on dimensional lumber. I could use them or 4x4s as you suggest. A couple of lengths of 2" sch 40 aluminum pipe would be my druthers with a purchases for the toe rail.

Thank you for your considerate observation. Hoping you dodged the Sandy bullet.

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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

Run up Somes Sound to Jock William's yard. Better rates, good folks. Talk to Jaime.
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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

Shortman,

Thanks. I share your appreciation of Jock William's yard. They are good folks. Having them haul me for a quick fix would certainly work.

There are several options near me that are good options if I need to engage a yard. I am thinking through the complexity or simplicity of just drying out for a tide to check something or clean the hull. If my plan works out, I will have a simple solution 100 yards from my mooring that involves only me, the boat and the moon.

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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

How about Careening a fin keeled boat - halyard down to a pulley on a beach side tree and then haul on a winch to pull the boat over - a dry land broach...to scrape the weed off the bottom.
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"It's the filling tide that is really annoying." Yup! There must be limits to the hull shape that can stand careening. I am guessing the I-28 is well outside them. I wonder what they are? I have wondered if, in an emergency, I could careen on top of my Avon and with its added buoyancy, keep ahead of the incoming water as I lifted on the tide. Bob Perry might have an opinion. It is his creation.

I can repair the fiberglass.

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