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39605Re: Doh! Keel!!!!!!

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  • dbaldnz
    Oct 2, 2004
      He also turns on a dime:}
      DonB
      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "scott backen" <440ford@v...> wrote:
      > Did you ever see a male killer whale? Check out the dorsal fin ...
      a big crooked keel, it looks like it works just fine. And nobody
      ever told the killer whale he looked funny! Anyway you cant see the
      keel in the water.
      >
      > Scott Backen
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Roger Derby
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 6:37 PM
      > Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Doh! Keel!!!!!!
      >
      >
      > Being a person with little faith when it comes to fluid
      dynamics, I sure
      > would like to have you sail it before and after the fix.
      >
      > When the boat heels, it becomes quite asymmetrical. Some boats
      can be
      > steered by heel and fore-and-aft trim. You might not notice the
      difference,
      > particularly if your paint scheme made it unobtrusive on the
      trailer.
      >
      > Roger
      > derbyrm@s...
      > http://derbyrm.mystarband.net/default.htm
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@h...>
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Perhaps the simplest fix is to just fair out the
      > > crooked spots with epoxy and filler or plywood
      > > lamate, ending up with a thicker fin. Some more
      > > work, but not a disaster either.
      >
      >
      >
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