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Greyhound37 02-07-2013 05:50 PM

Estimate the length of this keel
 
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Can anyone make a reasonable estimate of this keels length?
Maybe the photo on the pallet will help. Are the pallets a stock length?

jimgo 02-07-2013 05:58 PM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
Is that a standard work table back there? The average height of a counter is 36". That is offset from the table, so it's tough to tell exactly, but it appears to me that it would be slightly less than the height of table. So, I'd put it somewhere between 2.5' and 3' (or 30-36").

Stumble 02-07-2013 06:01 PM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
Greyhound,

Pallets are not a standard size, well they are standardized, but there are about 50 different standard sizes, so I don't think that helps much. And I don't see anything in that photo that can be used as a reference measure, the perspective is off for everything else. Do you have any more photos?

Seaduction 02-07-2013 06:04 PM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
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Originally Posted by Greyhound37 (Post 987243)
Can anyone make a reasonable estimate of this keels length?
Maybe the photo on the pallet will help. Are the pallets a stock length?

Pallets are made in varying sizes.

schelli 02-12-2013 02:20 AM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
Around 3ft

rugosa 02-12-2013 07:29 AM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
6.5' to 7.5'

danr620 02-12-2013 08:55 AM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
Grey,

I work in auto factory and agree with the others on the pallets, but there is not one in pic. He is right that those tables should be about 36 inches tall, so it must be a little longer. Hope this helps.

Dan

Greyhound37 02-12-2013 09:33 AM

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With this keel installed the boat will draw a total of 7'6". The keel itself hanging from the chains looks short to me which is why I ask. Oh well it arrives in two weeks and i will find out.

blt2ski 02-12-2013 10:31 AM

Re: Estimate the length of this keel
 
Is there a bulb on the bottom to be bolted on at your place? if so, add a foot for that, 4'ish feet for the main length, 2' of hull in the water, now you are at 7' or so for total draft. My swag on the what I see any how.

marty

meteuz 02-12-2013 11:03 AM

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The pallets might not be standard but I am pretty sure they used dimensional lumber. That means the horizontals are 1x4 or something, so about 0.75" thick. That should allow you to get a rough measure.


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