Newport Surprise: swing keel layout - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-06-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

Hello everyone!my name is Cliff. and i was just given a newport surprise with a swing keel. I know the keel is lowered using a rope attached somehow to the keel but i dont see a rope coming out of keel area near the tackle that i suspect it is "supposed" to be.My question is: I suspect there is a place on the keel somewhere to tie a rope and then the rope is led directly to to tackle on keel console?can someone please explain or post a link has this info?and what is the tackle at the very base of the mast used for?I am not new to sailing but new to sailing small boats.I am used to a ct 54 ketch and a S&S sloop.Now i am stuck inland on these small lakes and dying to go sailing.My biggest concern is how to lower and or raise the keel without damaging it.


Last edited by bingo296; 08-06-2012 at 03:56 AM.
bingo296 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 08-06-2012
Otter
 
DivingOtter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Toms River NJ
Posts: 183
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Newport Surprise: swing keel layout

I have a Santana 2023. The way mine is set up is the following: Line through the cockpit into a downtube that also serves as a step. This downtube is a through hull that runs to the swingkeel. It is attached directly to the swingkeel ( i use a double fishermans knot ). Mine is extremely light, more of a centerboard due to the fact the boat is water ballast so i dont require any hardware. If yours has substantial weight to it you might want to consider some. Hope this helps.
DivingOtter is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



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 09:08 AM
Seafarer 24 swing keel, keel pivot? Sailing qualities? skygazer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 44 10-21-2013 09:50 PM
Newport Lockley Surprise rigging mrt7250 Introduce Yourself 3 06-08-2012 06:26 PM
to Swing or Not to Swing ... keel that is nogin General Discussion (sailing related) 30 04-22-2010 09:57 AM
Swing Keel or Fixed Keel for Caribbean Sailing SailorJim123 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 02-04-2009 10:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome