Originally Posted by Myles alan
Anyboody ever add a keel
to a flat bottom or vee. Thanks again for your reply.-M
Short answer = No
Long Answer is that I have thought about it......but I think about a lot of things I will never do
It was the Macgregor
26 that got me thinking
- which sails
adequately but can also motor
at 20 odd knots (ok, does neither as well as a pure yacht or mobo).......my thinking was to start with something like an Orkney on the basis that the design of these boats were based on vessels used by fishermen and powered by Sails
and Oars.....and certainly the Orkney's are good seaboats under power.
I am thinking as a new build adding a centre board / drop keel
and for an existing boat with Lee Boards. I figure a Mast
that can be partly unstepped to keep the mast
height down under motor
- maybe with a Lugsail to also avoid a boom and carry the mast well forward:-
Could also use the the rig for a Boom (less!) tent to camp under cover.
I would think something around 22/23 Foot would be ideal - either all open or with a Cuddy on the end. A new build would no doubt be helped by some hull
Appreciate would not sail like a Hobie cat
, but fun enough to spend the day sailing
, also with the capacity to go / come back under power even if the weather
was not ideal.
Could work well here - given that France
is just a bit too far to reach for lunch and back under sail and that messing around the island coast is the more usual - and sail is more pleasant for not really going anywhere
.....maybe for other islands as well?
Myles, not sure what sort of Motorboats you have to hand, but if you want to make a working prototype of the above - just to satisfy my curiosity - I will buy you a Beer