articulated wing keels..
- Kudos to Gary Blankenship and Duckworks for the long article on the
prototype retractable wing keel. I'm sure that the I60 Marching and
Chowder Society is reading closely.
I'm not a mechanic, so while I can see how it's supposed to work, I
wouldn't presume to offer suggestions for "improvements." I do
wonder though, whether it's really worth the trouble. After all,
what is the return on the effort?
The only return that I see is somewhat less draft in the "full down"
position than for an equivalent unfledged keel. How much less?
Probably a foot. I suppose the center of gravity would also shift
less in raising and lowering.
> > We built a Jessie Cooper and sailed it up and down the English Channel, Did theI am curious if you used the 400 lbs of ballast shown on the plans,
> > Bob
or did you use more?