66952Re: Long Term Immersion of Micro-series Salient Keels
- Oct 3 5:12 PMIf a little added depth would be acceptable I think a Micro would be a good candidate for a concrete keel. You could cast the scrap lead in the bottom of the keel
(plombo-cement?!) but that would make recovery of the lead difficult in case of failure.
But it would solve the much dreaded lead melting problem.
Maybe a rebar/concrete keel to planned size with the lead bolted on as a shoe to optimize righting moment. Could maybe get by with less lead weight too.
Build a cheap stuff keel sort of to plan and that is your form (in order to match curve of bottom accurately). Just use the Lenihan keelson , and cast your keel and shoe bolts in the concrete.
I am assuming long-term afloat suggests trailering weight may be of reduced importantance.
--- In email@example.com, BruceHallman <hallman@...> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 7:18 PM, c.ruzer <c.ruzer@...> wrote:
> > What might be some alternate construction methods/treatments of keels such as those on the Micro...
> Considering that I have never heard of an example of the "per plans"
> Micro failing, the flip side of this question is:
> Is there any reason to attempt to improve the Micro?
> Making things that are good enough to be 'better' (and more costly)
> isn't always wise.
> Isn't good enough good enough?
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