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Old 16-05-2016, 18:47   #1
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Reinke Sailboats

How do Reinke Sailboats sail? Most I've seen have the twin keels, it seems, with a well-protected rudder. Just curious about their performance. I like that they can remain upright if you get in shallow water and the tide goes out.
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Old 21-05-2016, 23:24   #2
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Re: Reinke Sailboats

Anyone? I'm curious how the twin keep performance compares to standard fin keels.
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Old 21-05-2016, 23:41   #3
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Thats the million dollar question! I dont think Renkies are about performance, more ruggedness. They look like they will sail well enough to get anywhere in the world with acceptable efficiency.

There is an active thread on twin keelers at the moment stirring some debate. Also watch the video series "untie the lines" on youtube. She has a smaller Renkie. To me they look like tough straight forward boats that I wouldnt have too many issues taking anywhere. The flatter chined hullform might have a slightly snappy roll?

They look a bit angular for my taste, but thats a personal thing.
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Re: Reinke Sailboats

"...They look a bit angular ..."
what a polite way to put it...
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"...They look a bit angular ..."
what a polite way to put it...
:thumbup: It costs nothing to be polite!

Actually I do quite like the look of some of them. Very purposeful. I have no idea how they sail, but the twin keels pretty damn handy in a lot of places and worth trading a little speed for.

The pilothouses look practical, and I really like some of the sailplan options, like the big solent staysail on a balanced boom.
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imho the Reinkes reflects two characteristics of the german mentality (I'm austrian, just 2 b clear ;-) )
1. beauty & functionality exclude each other (polite, eh?)
2. lets re-invent the wheel!
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Thats the million dollar question! I dont think Renkies are about performance, more ruggedness. They look like they will sail well enough to get anywhere in the world with acceptable efficiency.

There is an active thread on twin keelers at the moment stirring some debate. Also watch the video series "untie the lines" on youtube. She has a smaller Renkie. To me they look like tough straight forward boats that I wouldnt have too many issues taking anywhere. The flatter chined hullform might have a slightly snappy roll?

They look a bit angular for my taste, but thats a personal thing.
I think this may be the thread you mentioned - Looking for opinions on twin keel boats vs single

I've sailed a variety of boats with every type of keel configuration I can think of and each does something better in some way but more important than the specific keel type, it is the overall design.

I've now had my good sized twin keeler in the water for over a month. Here is my take.

We held 7.1knots 18% into the 8.4 knot apparent wind, I am happy with that performance.

Large rolling waves and we felt very stable, small choppy stuff just made splash noise off the hull.

At dock/anchor its incredibly stable. I sit next to several other boats including some well known 45 to 55 foot sportfish and they bounce a bit more.

Yes - go watch untie the lines - good stuff.
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They are not designed for performance. You want performance you get a Pogo, a Figaro, A Melges 40, etc.

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They are not designed for performance. You want performance you get a Pogo, a Figaro, A Melges 40, etc.

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That's a nice list of go fast boats.

The Pogo 50 is nice and has a livable interior.

Again you need to look at what you plan to do with the boat.

The Reinke is a solid design that looks like will take a beating and not bounce you all over. The one I was on about 5 or so years back was stable at the slip but never sailed her. Wish I had.
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