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As a matter of fact, why are you here Alex? What happened with this?

I think I'm going to take a break...sorry...

Is't it to Soon We also have a vacation!
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The cable is for lowering your cast iron centerboard alex, I bet by now it's rusty

Seriously though, how is the keel attached in your boat? It's a bulb keel right?
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...how is the keel attached in your boat? It's a bulb keel right?


It's actually a little complicated..to explain..I'll try.

The boat has a structure bonded to the hull in the form of an "H" with many arms..that runs from the forward bulkhead to the area of the engine more or less.

Inside one of them, the keel box, there is an inverted box, that is solid and fits inside the space created by the structure. This box has a cut with the shape of the keel's profile.
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Then, the keel enters the hull from bellow and passes thru the box. Once inside 2 3 or 4 inch bars cross the keel and attach it to the structure. These studs pass thru the keels internal beams, that are one piece.



Then, on top, 3 bolts very thick ones, tighten the keel verically, with a lid in steel that closes the box and prevents water and any movement.

This system was chosen because the keel is very thin, long and narrow, so attching it to the hull was not a good solution.

This system is very solid against groundings and allows the keel to flex without stressing the hull, since the loads are applied to the beams.

The photos bellow show the keel that is fully encapsulated and water tight.







The torpedo is shaped with 2 fibergalss halves, that enclose the lead. A door allows adding and removing lead, that is mixed with wax in the top, so you can scoop the lead out with some heat.





Shark for looks only and to scare the dolphins...







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Wicked! So the foil part of the keel, is that fiberglass with steel beams inside?
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Vai-te catar bastardo sujo....

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And here I thought the keel was attached with Velcro.
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Let me translate...

Basically, his keel fits into a solid laminate socket that is boxed by steel beams. Two pins go through the keel, beams and box, and prevent the keel from moving forward or aft, and effectively transmit the load from the encapsulated keel strut to the frame in the boat and the frame spreads the load around the surrounding hull. The three bolts on top seal the keel socket from leaking and also act to tension the keel and load it against the beams to make it as rigid as possible.
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