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Re: Converting swing board trailer to wing keel trailer?
Ugh.....the three axle trailer is simply an old trailer for a mobile home and exhibits numerous problems. The boat that is perched on it sports two large holes in the hull. Perhaps Blackbeard sent a cannon ball through it.
Now for the good news! My understanding of the depth of the fixed keel was possibly off. The past owner estimates the "extension of the shoal keel" to be "be pretty sure the extension did not add more than 1 ½ feet." The current keel is of an upside down T shape that adds 900 pounds. I have a photograph of it but do not know how to post it without using a smartphone tapatalk app that reportedly helps with image posting. I vastly prefer laptops by 1000 to 1.
EDIT: The last owner was kind enough to send a PDF. The shoal draft was 2'6". Adding 18" puts me at ~ 4'. Much easier to accommodate than 5' ... I would think.
Egads.....keels alone are enough to send the mind spinning.
Last edited by ColoGuy; 03-31-2017 at 03:29 PM.