Re: Box Keels
- Very interesting Fred,
My heritage is Scandinavian, yet a lot of us seem drawn to the Adriatic
area as an ideal environment to dream about. Mostly maybe the Med
climate? Sailing all year? That area is much like the Baltic without the
winters:-) Not to mention lower taxes and delectable cuisine and wines.
I like the Alaskan layout with the sleeping cabins at each end (each
with it's own porta-potti:) and a communal galley between, making it
great for two couples or family with two kids, or a couple with
in-laws:-) Of course a BBQ under the awning. The diesel allows for
refridgeration even if a 12v cooler. Plain white with work-boat finish.
Maybe an open slot overhead in the pilot-house for to allow the Adriatic
breezes to enter. And fresh produce readily available.
The heck with Alaska!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Fred Schumacher <fredschum@...> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:28 PM, prairiedog2332 arvent@... wrote:
> > Fred,
> > Yes, I guess you forgot the word "rudder" following larger.
> Yes, I forgot to say larger rudder. I would think a more powerful
> would be needed since the keel has no drag, and it would be harder to
> that deeply immersed forefoot.
> I like the rig of the Alaskan Motorsailer too. Everything can be
> from inside the pilothouse. It would make a good "condo" boat as you
> These boxy boats have so much more usable space on less length, width,
> draft than conventional sailboats. Alaskan Motorsailer would work well
> the Adriatic. You could even put a glass plate into the bottom for
> through that clear blue water.
> My family are German-Hungarians from Yugoslavia, and we all speak
> Serbo-Croatian. Back during the last Balkan War in the 1990s I was
> of a way to help my cousins back there. Since my father had a cousin
> island of Rab, I seriously considered the idea of starting a Bolger
> building business. I was really interested in Super Brick, as a
> condo, and got the plans. Unfortunately, I ran into a string of bad
> farming and couldn't develop the funds to start anything in that line.
> fred s.
- Great to have the weight down low,but that's the bilge... where that
inevitable water WILL eventually go, flooding engine/electrical !!
Better used for tanks imho
> Also the box keel is a great place to put that small diesel with
> little or no shaft angle. Batteries can also be put down there, all
> improving the self-righting likelyhood of the boat.