SailNet Community banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
3,262 Posts
Reaction score
1,114
We used to swap keels on an Andrews 70 every few months. Our processs was to destepped the mast, put the boat on stands, jack the keel up just to take the weight, then unbolt the mast. The travel lift carries the boat away san keel and places it on top of the new keel. Install new jack stands and bolt the new keel in place.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
3,262 Posts
Reaction score
1,114
Deep keel for offshore, shallow keel for the lake, intermediate keel for the Gulf Coast. It just depended on where we were sailing. The deep keel was lighter and faster, but in less than 20' of water it had a lot of bottom drag. So the keel was selected the same way you would choose a jib, whichever is right for conditions that day.

We also had three spinnaker poles. Short (inshore), long (inshore asymetric), rediculiously long (long distance offshore). The extra long one required disconnecting the forstay to jibe so it was only used for distance races.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top