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Old 04-04-2018, 16:48   #16
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Re: Temporarily hard aground. Will my keel fall off?

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Itís not my boat but me that is hard aground. Just had one knee replaced and face 6 months recovery and rehab. Then the other knee will be replaced with a similar recovery period. It needed to be done. I couldnít move about the boat sufficiently to sail safely without the complete overhaul of this structural system.

What Iím worried about is with so much down time will my keel fall off?

I asked the surgeon if while he is at it could he make my legs a couple of inches longer. He said not the first one but maybe the second one. That might be an advantage on a port tack but would require me to face aft when going forward on a starboard tack.

The new knees are titanium and StarBoard so they shouldnít rust in a marine environment. Do I need zincs? Iím thinking of upgrading the second knee to include ground effect lighting (led of course) and a USB port to access all the excess energy Iíll be producing doing my PT exercises. What do you think? If I link that up to my house bank how many amp hours can I reasonably expect to put into the bank in 18 months?
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Re: Temporarily hard aground. Will my keel fall off?

Smart you, Tayana 42, for doing the gym work ahead: it makes a huge difference. Well done, sir.

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Re: Temporarily hard aground. Will my keel fall off?

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Smart you, Tayana 42, for doing the gym work ahead: it makes a huge difference. Well done, sir.

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Inspirational post too. although I can't decide if you are bionic, hybrid human, or Android?
Keep at the pt, and I hope to see you on the water some day.
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