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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").
 

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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?
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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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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I sail in shallow water. You WANT a 7'6" draft?
I have always had deep draft, responsive and reasonably quick upwind boats. This boat is shoal draft (5'9") and it is great off the wind but a dog going to weather. She will not carry a chute at 110 degrees in 18 knots. She needs a viagra keel.
I am tired of shallow water. I want the boat for DEEP water which requires all the keel I can find.
My old 36 had a 6'4" draft and it was very agile and able
 

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Around me, shallow is if the depth guage reads, which is less than 600', most of the time it does not read but three dash's! i'd be worried about draft because why?!?!? if you are ove 10'deep most of the time, you would have 3' below you.....away you go!

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