Originally Posted by carstenb
The Hunter was sailed up on sand. Here's a Dehler 31 being truly tested. And let's be honest guys - these boat manufacturers are not blithering idiots, they lokk at how all the rest of them put their keels/rudders etc on.
There are no secrets in the boat bizz.
the video is in german but never mind that. The Dehler held up well - I doubt if any older, long keel boat would have done better.
By the way Neil - thanks for the humor
- you know the boat is heeling when you've got hold of a handhold over your head
and your feet leave the floor.
There is a post here,
O'Day 302 Loses Keel - Check Yours!! - Page 5 - SailboatOwners.com
on bolt of keels vs encapsulated keels, a Hunter 340 that hit a granite ledge is used as an example of what can happen.....
" this was a Hunter 340, a boat many pooh-pooh as a "production boat". Pretty darn tough, if I do say so myself....
Check out this chunk out of a lead keel below!!! That was a HARD HIT, about as hard as it gets. This boat did not sink nor lose the keel. It was not even leaking. All keel bolts
were still intact despite there being only a few of them compared to some other builders in this size range and this was. It was remarkable that just five bolts survived this sort of punishment.
This was a FULL BORE hit to solid immovable granite. Both the keel and hull
survived to sail another day. While the keel was re-set, it was more to inspect and die test the bolts. "