I have a Reinell 22 sailboat with a shoal keel. In the cabin for lack of better terms it has a foot well and a threaded plug on the bottom. When trailering the boat or moving it around I get water in the footwell I assume is leaking past the plug. Is this a water ballast boat? or do I need to drain it out?
The Reinell 22 is NOT a water ballasted boat.
Arthur S. Henry was the designer who patented the concept of extending the deck of a sailboat's cabin into the keel (footwell) in order to achieve more headroom. This was employed in his designs for many of the REINELL (later AMI AMERICAN ) sailboats.
After Reinell stopped building sailboats, they sold the molds to American Mariner (AMI).
Gord May "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"