Consider bilgeboards, as on my Tystie . That is, like bilge keels, but able to pivot in board cases, like centreboards, and each one cambered on the innerMessage 1 of 31 , Oct 3, 2009View SourceConsider bilgeboards, as on my "Tystie". That is, like bilge keels, but able to pivot in board cases, like centreboards, and each one cambered on the inner side. This way, the lee side board, which is the only one down when going to windward, positively "lifts" the boat, where a centreboard only passively resists leeway. The other advantage is that the cases, being out to the sides, don't get full of mud as a centreboard case does. After 55,000 miles, I'm still happy with them. The open class raceboats use bilgeboards, but daggerboard style, not pivotted. I'd only do this on a cruising boat if the boards were very wide and shallow.
Matthijs, as you are willing to build two boards: tandem center boards might be another solution for your problem. they need not to be toughed when tackingMessage 31 of 31 , Oct 6, 2009View SourceMatthijs,
as you are willing to build two boards:
tandem center boards might be another solution for your problem.
they need not to be toughed when tacking (but it can help, to raise
one) and you are able to adjust the CLR when underway (helps with self
If you are going the leeboard route, you might have a look at the
Herreshoff hinge, that enables the windward board to float away from
detailed drawing for the hinge you can find in L.F. Herreshoff:
Sensible Cruising Designs; chapter: How to build Meadow Lark
This design might be better suited to your hull form than the
traditional Dutch type, as your top plank is not angled inward.
I tried to look at Victors drawing, but couldn't find it.
Am Mon, 05 Oct 2009 19:18:31 -0000
schrieb "sloepmetballen" <matthijsvankempen@...>:
> ... decided to fix lee-boards ...
> I am not exactly in love with the looks of them...