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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By megman
Transporting a trimaran

Does anyone know if it is possible to transport a 28'' trimaran with a 16'' beam over land?

Can''t seem to find what the maximum trailerable width is.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By megman
Twin Keel vs Bulb Keel

One of my main considerations for using steel was that 9"x6" Elm is damn near impossible to get, which is what is called for to build the keel up.

Steel is used for the Twin Keel version. Only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By megman
Twin Keel vs Bulb Keel

Well not worried about movement as I would be welding some cross members also into the cavity to eliminate the chance of that. Not sure what the solution would be to eliminate any shrinkage.

I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By megman
Twin Keel vs Bulb Keel

Thanks geohan. Excellent idea.

The ingots I''ll probably be dealing with are 50-60lbs and 18"x4"x4" and this would allow a good continuous pour also.

Not too worried about shrinkage as it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By megman
Twin Keel vs Bulb Keel

Yes, I realize either way some equipment will be involved.

Has anybody actually built their own keel?

I plan on constructing mine out of 1/8" steel, but melting and pouring 1600lbs of lead is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By megman
Twin Keel vs Bulb Keel

I guess I have a lot more to consider than I thought. Was hoping the Twin Keel would be the set-up to go with.

And in all honesty, I''d rather have to mount 2-800lb keels instead of one 1600lb.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By megman
Twin Keel vs Bulb Keel

Well I finally got my plans for the ''28 Hartley I am planning to build and it came with a Twin Keel version. Now I know the obvious advantages of a Twin Keel is stability in low tide and ease of...
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