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Re: bilge keels

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  • pauldayau
    ... in ... the ... with ... PS forgot to add the most important bit. let it heel,if it wont make it heel, thats the key to it all. paul
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 27, 2004
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "pauldayau" <wattleweedooseeds@b...>
      wrote:
      > The 5% concept is interesting. When iI made the keels I looked at
      > the size of the leeboard, taking into account that halfof it doesnt
      > even go in the water, workedout the areaand then cut a floorboard
      in
      > half. at the same time I significantly reduced the wetted area of
      the
      > rudder, to the pointthat you can steer with a couple of fingers. I
      > now no longer use the rudder in moderate to light airs, steering
      with
      > a paddle instead. Its amazing just how much accesories I have
      > discardedyet I'm getting more and more out of the boat ,and a lot
      > less clutter.
      > . cheers Paul
      PS forgot to add the most important bit. let it heel,if it wont make
      it heel, thats the key to it all.
      paul
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