Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-11-2011, 12:00   #31
Moderator Emeritus
 
hummingway's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gabriola Island & Victoria, British Columbia
Boat: Cooper 416 Honeysuckle
Posts: 6,933
Images: 5
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey View Post
Ok, took me a little while - but hot off the presses







And yes, that starboard leg is 18 inches in the air .........as meant to be The boat weight has to be taken by the keel, unless the legs were the size of tree trunks and the boat had the hull to match the legs - and even then...........

The idea is that the legs literally prop the boat up right - obviously if the keel is on a firm surface and the leg in soft poop (it can happen) she will keel over. The "trick" is to know what will be under you, before arrival (and sea going away ). and of course with enough weight on the starboard side she will rock over - not recommended in case the leg buckles.
I think I'd want her tied down, in this case on the starboard side, before climbing aboard and moving about, in that case.
__________________

__________________
“We are the universe contemplating itself” - Carl Sagan

hummingway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:21   #32
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: STX and Portland, until refit finished
Boat: 1999 Steel (Tom Collin's design)
Posts: 371
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

What keeps the boat from tipping foward, and smashing the bow.

Or tipping backward and bashing the rudder? (way worse!)
__________________

__________________
ViribusUnitis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:22   #33
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
Photoshopped!!!!
Caught me
__________________
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:31   #34
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ViribusUnitis View Post
What keeps the boat from tipping foward, and smashing the bow.

Or tipping backward and bashing the rudder? (way worse!)
That does happen. On smaller boats (than this) not unusual to see boats with nose or arse buried in the harbour mud......not fallen forward, just how she settled when tide left.......looks ungainly - but as long as boat re-floats before water floods inside no harm done.....no idea how something this size would react to something similar, my guess is more badly

Having a boat that will balance straight on it's keel helps but it's principally about where the weight is on the boat, and depending on the boat that may involve moving a few things around or adding weight (water jugs) to balance her up (actually more a case of adding insurance!)........and not having 15 people standing on the bow (or stern).

Picking your ground is also important.
__________________
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:33   #35
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: STX and Portland, until refit finished
Boat: 1999 Steel (Tom Collin's design)
Posts: 371
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Do you ever add additional legs to help with the balancing?

Say two legs on each side. One set forward, one set aft?
__________________
ViribusUnitis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:39   #36
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Oh, and just to say that if you are ever moored against a harbour wall (in a drying harbour ) and are not simply lying against the wall - then you only use the outside leg. She will either settle leaning against the wall or using the 1 leg - 50/50 on that to better the odds whichever way you want, just add weight to that side.

Why only the outside leg? an inside leg will either get hooked up on the wall itself (and boat still dropping ) or do much the same when it reaches the seabed as "Join" between seabed and wall is never a clean 90 degree L........and all the boats weight will move to the outboard leg. Now and again someone discovers that
__________________
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 13:50   #37
Registered User

Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Trismus 37
Posts: 760
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

[IMG]file:///Users/stephenpope/Desktop/IMG_0280.JPG[/IMG] Gwalarns keel is 700mm wide at the centreboard and will sit happily as long as the bottom is firm, you can move around on deck without upsetting her stability. Great for doing a scrub.
Did try to post a picture but my lack of expertise is showing.
__________________
Steve Pope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 17:52   #38
Registered User
 
SabreKai's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada on Lake Ontario
Boat: Roberts Offshore 38
Posts: 1,287
Images: 5
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Well, I'll be damned. I would have sworn that she was a bilge keeler. I stand corrected.
__________________
SabreKai
SV Sabre Dance, Roberts Offshore 38
http://sabredancing.wordpress.com/
SabreKai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-11-2011, 19:27   #39
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 393
Images: 2
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on her! (NSFW)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Last_Mutineer View Post
NSFW? Makes me wonder where you work...

I think the NSFW is just a warning... as anyone who loves boats and is trying to work, while accessing this site.... can go off to never never land for a while.

I think others call this BOAT PORN....

so.. NSFW..... (as being on this site is not WORK!)

__________________
h20man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-11-2011, 20:26   #40
Registered User
 
bangkaboat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Boat: looking
Posts: 593
Images: 3
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

We were discussing this on a thread in 2009, but I couldn't find any companies that designed them & came up with a few thoughts on how to achieve this. I made preliminary scribbles at the time - see my "sheer legs" album. Now, if only I could get "IslandHopper"'s link to work... I plan to mess around with a few such concepts when I get the boatyard moving, in the Philippines. Several Brits have told me that this is commonplace there.
__________________
bangkaboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-11-2011, 21:57   #41
Registered User
 
bigpuff's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: picton N.Z.
Boat: Jeanneua 36
Posts: 159
Images: 46
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

i got cought out on 54 round bilge steel cutter,marina superviser said 8ft. depth at high tide,you gessed it 7ft!(i should have done some soundings)million dollr yachts on one side-rock wall on the other.sat on the keel all nite,got the antifoul on to,just a main halard and jib halyard holding her up,taken as far out to the sides as i could go;quite a crowd turned up.i didnt feel good all nite and looking at your foto im sure id feel the same .
__________________
bigpuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-11-2011, 08:09   #42
Registered User
 
S/V Alchemy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Boat: Custom 41' Steel Pilothouse Cutter
Posts: 4,574
Re: Wow! Look at the Legs on Her ! (NSFW)

Maybe my thread should be merged with this as it's discussing largely the same thing...except the "sheer legs" idea is a viable solution, assuming you could spread the load and it's not too windy on the beam!
__________________
S/V Alchemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2011, 13:23   #43
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Guernsey
Boat: Cabo Rico Norteast 400, 40', 'Briez'
Posts: 36
Useful things legs, we use them frequently.....

http://gallery.me.com/keith.laker/100087
__________________
Arcady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2011, 13:33   #44
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Guernsey
Boat: Cabo Rico Norteast 400, 40', 'Briez'
Posts: 36
Ahh, I don't think it liked the link: here are the pics:-)

For those that are interested, the legs are telescopic legs supplied by The Yacht Leg Company Ltd
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1658720617.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	157.6 KB
ID:	34042   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2654341231.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	147.1 KB
ID:	34043  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2413423193.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	143.7 KB
ID:	34048   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3957763716.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	138.9 KB
ID:	34049  

__________________

__________________
Arcady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wow ! Look at How Much I'll Have to Pay at the Southampton Boat Show ! Katiusha Off Topic Forum 8 17-09-2011 03:53
Wow, what a day dropanchorfor3 Multihull Sailboats 36 27-06-2011 21:42
Sea legs/land legs vintageray General Sailing Forum 16 25-06-2011 11:40



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.