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.