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Smile Another interesting discovery, at least to me.

So I tore apart my new to me DS 22 today. Now bear in mind that I'm just getting back into sailing after the warden set me free (warden=ex-wife), and I have never owned a swing keel boat before. This may be normal, but I was surprised to see that the bilge and sink empty into the keel housing. Just seemed a little odd to me, perhaps it's normally done this way.
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very good way to do it because you have less holes in the boat under the waterline.

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The bacon fat from the sink prevents growth on the cb.
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Very good point overbored.
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The bacon fat from the sink prevents growth on the cb.
Ahhh Bacon, is there anything it can't do!
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Congratulations on your freedom and new boat.
As others have said, it is a good thing, mostly at least. Sometimes when these boats are sailed hard (heeled and bouncing off the waves), some water from the CB housing may splash inside (if the CB housing is not fully sealed. That is nothing to worry about either, unless the boat gets seriously swamped and loses a lot of it's buoyancy. Then the boat' waterline may be below CB top water inlet and the boat will sink, unless you have a good bilge pump.
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Re: Another interesting discovery, at least to me.

Women (or men for that matter) who don't let their spouses sail are selfish and self-centered,
and should be replaced.

My spouse is great - supports all of my crazy dreams . .
And I try to do the same for her.

This probably deserves its own thread.
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Congratulations on your freedom and new boat.
As others have said, it is a good thing, mostly at least. Sometimes when these boats are sailed hard (heeled and bouncing off the waves), some water from the CB housing may splash inside (if the CB housing is not fully sealed. That is nothing to worry about either, unless the boat gets seriously swamped and loses a lot of it's buoyancy. Then the boat' waterline may be below CB top water inlet and the boat will sink, unless you have a good bilge pump.
Thanks krisscross. I'm kind of hoping she doesn't sink though, I'd feel more like Gilligan than the Skipper if it did!
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Women (or men for that matter) who don't let their spouses sail are selfish and self-centered,
and should be replaced.

My spouse is great - supports all of my crazy dreams . .
And I try to do the same for her.

This probably deserves its own thread.
Amen to that ajoliver. Sounds like you both hit the jackpot as relationships go. I'm glad to hear it is actually possible to find someone that supports your dreams.

I think you are right, spouses that support and encourage each other are worthy of a thread of recognition. I'm a little jaded right now, so I will leave it to someone else to start the tread.
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The bacon fat from the sink prevents growth on the cb.
I'd never heard the term 'swing keel' before I started reading these forums. Is a 'swing keel' just a modern term for a centerboard or are there actually boats that have retractable keels that come up like centerboards?
I know of some cruising boats (mostly French alloy hard chine boats) that have the whole keel pull up into the hull, but they do not 'swing', they retract vertically.

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