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Old 24-11-2014, 23:36   #1
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Heave-To "Bilge Keelers"

Does any one know how easy or terrible bilge keelers Heave-To.

My special interrest is about Westerleys up to 30 Foot, but general info is also preciated.

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Re: Heave-To "Bilge Keelers"

Hey Reiziger
You talking bilge or twin keelers?
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Re: Heave-To "Bilge Keelers"

The Westerly is a twin keel so I suspect that is what he means...

I have a twin keeler, and while I have never been out in anything close to heaving-to weather, the general consensus seems to be they do it better than a fin keel, or at least equal.
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Re: Heave-To "Bilge Keelers"

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The Westerly is a twin keel so I suspect that is what he means...

I have a twin keeler, and while I have never been out in anything close to heaving-to weather, the general consensus seems to be they do it better than a fin keel, or at least equal.
I think you will find twin and bilge are terms used for the same offset double keels.

UK uses the term Bilge.

And the bilge keel is perfectly adequate in Heave to situations.
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Like most boats its a matter of finding the right balance between fore, main and rudder that stops her falling off or heading up to far.. in the given conditions.
Yes... they will heave to quite adequately..
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Old 26-11-2014, 14:38   #6
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Re: Heave-To "Bilge Keelers"

Guys, thanks for the info this took away my last worries about a Westerly Griffon I want to buy.
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