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Location: Bedford, VA
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Re: Converting swing board trailer to wing keel trailer?
I think you can make your plan for the trailer work. Sounds like you are more than equipped to handle the upgrade. A significant amount of weight is in that keel, so the center of gravity is still lower than you'd think. That being said, it's a lot higher than it was as a swinger. Good brakes and take your time in turns. Strap the boat down well to the trailer, when the boat stays on the trailer is one issue but also how it rides on that trailer is another. This isn't stuff you don't know just repeating what you do.
The more supports the better (if poppets) if bunks you should be well supported.
If you can pictures before and after (of both boat and trailer) would be great. I do seriously believe the older S2s are built like tanks. I have no doubt that if the decks weren't spongy they likely are solid glass! Even the older balsa cored S2s many have minor moisture issues, not major.
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA