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Old 30-12-2011, 19:04   #31
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Most of Brent Swain's boats are twin keelers,a 36' on route to Cape Horn right now.A fellow sailer has a 42' junk rig Swain twin keeler,and he is convinced the motion is less.He also has a raw water keel cooler and big engine for going to windward.Brent's boats sit soley on the keels.
you wouldnt be talking about my long time friend clive on hammond on "nuttin wong" lol !!! ! currently in bay of islands honduras!!!
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i'll let you guys know tommorow. im picking up the new centaur from the south river and bringing her up to the sassafras.
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yr welcome,i have a signet 20 bilge keeler you can take away tommorow for $800 dollars,ill even throw in some cruising kit!!
Where's she lying? I may take you up on that if it's in the UK!

A wee bit longer would be nice, but... if that's a legit offer...
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Re: Twin-Keels for Cruising?

so are there fin keels in the UK or is it just too dangerous? I would give up sailing with a 5mt tide id sooner be in 6mt seas in Bass strait.
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Re: Twin-Keels for Cruising?

I guess you won't want to visit the Bay of Fundy then - 50 ft + tidal range there.
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Where's she lying? I may take you up on that if it's in the UK!

A wee bit longer would be nice, but... if that's a legit offer...
she is in falmouth,cornwall,though im in hungary at the moment but should be back at the end of jan.

beauty of the boat is if you can get a twin axel trailer it can easily be towed by a landrover.
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so are there fin keels in the UK or is it just too dangerous? I would give up sailing with a 5mt tide id sooner be in 6mt seas in Bass strait.
i think you will find that the fin keel was invented in the uk!

and tides do have advantages,like no haul out costs for anti fouling and bottom cleaning!!
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i think you will find that the fin keel was invented in the uk!

and tides do have advantages,like no haul out costs for anti fouling and bottom cleaning!!
+A1...
And changing cutlass bearings, zincs, rudder maintainance etc...
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i think you will find that the fin keel was invented in the uk!

and tides do have advantages,like no haul out costs for anti fouling and bottom cleaning!!
well I did not explain myself very good it was more if the tide goes out and my boat is only 1.3mt draft but would it get destroyed when the tide came in what would happen, I have never been near that kind of circumstance.
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well I did not explain myself very good it was more if the tide goes out and my boat is only 1.3mt draft but would it get destroyed when the tide came in what would happen, I have never been near that kind of circumstance.
Depends a lot on location... open beach rising wind and sea she'll bounce n buck like a mavrick...
Sheltered calm waters she'll lift of gently..
I have in the past beached bilge keelers at MHWS and stayed put for two weeks getting bottom work sorted then floated her again at MHWS full moon...
Ain't Nature wonderful..
Works well with fins/longs as well against a harbour wall.. or on legs..
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well I did not explain myself very good it was more if the tide goes out and my boat is only 1.3mt draft but would it get destroyed when the tide came in what would happen, I have never been near that kind of circumstance.
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as boaty said, though you will find out on the falling tide if your boat is going to flood!,a bit scary the first time you doit!

most keelers have legs around here so dry out upright!

unlike non tidal areas if you go aground on a rising tide you put a kedge out and hopefully float off half an hour later!!

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as boaty said, though you will find out on the falling tide if your boat is going to flood!,a bit scary the first time you doit!

most keelers have legs around here so dry out upright!

unlike non tidal areas if you go aground on a rising tide you put a kedge out and hopefully float off half an hour later!!

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so you can Flood the boat on lift, or if the wind picked up waves could smash the boat up, now im even more chicken to go to tidal areas
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so you can Flood the boat on lift, or if the wind picked up waves could smash the boat up, now im even more chicken to go to tidal areas
some people can sink a boat any where lol see recent threads
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some people can sink a boat any where lol see recent threads
True but no need to tempt fate.

How do you cope with it? other than as Boatman says against a harbour wall.. or on legs..
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Re: Twin-Keels for Cruising?

one twelths rule and knowing the time of hw and lw ,,,you gotta work a tide,cap
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