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THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINS..........TWIN KEELED BOATS - SeaKnots

Apr 06, 2010· The Truth About Twins. As early as the 1940s the real and potential advantages of twin-keel sailboats were being acknowledged by certain authorities. In 1951 author and Naval Architect, Douglas Phillips-Birt wrote, "Twin keels may prove to be the most exciting breakthrough in sailing design that has occurred since the Bermudan rig."

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What is the safest small sailboat? - Quora

Answer (1 of 8): Check out the Flicka 20. It's the smallest truly seaworthy, proven ocean-going cruising sailboat ever made. They are built like tanks, and have crossed plenty of oceans. They are also beautiful - at least if you like traditional styling. I sailed one for many years, and spent 6...

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8 of the best bilge-keel sailing yachts - boats.com

Jan 12, 2015· GT35. Since the heyday of bilge-keel boatbuilding in the 1970s and 1980s new boats have, on average, become larger. At the same time design has continued to progress, with the result that the bilge-keel version of the GT35, a new British built high-quality cruiser, is likely to be one of the fastest twin-keel boats you'll ever come across.

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9 Popular Boats With Lifting Keels (With Pictures & Prices)

Sep 16, 2019· The Hunter 22 sailboat is a perfect small daysailer that features the capacity to stay aboard overnight. This vessel is ideal for up to five passengers and features a large cabin. This boat is 21' 4" in length and is easy to launch, rig, and trailer when needed. This boat features a lifting keel that reduces draft by 2' 6" when lifted up.

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5 small sailboats for sailing around the world ...

Aug 29, 2021· Vancouver 28 ($15-34K) Vancouver 28. Photo credit: YachtFathom.co.uk. A sensible small boat with a "go-anywhere" attitude, this pocket cruiser was designed with ocean sailors in mind. One of the best cruising sailboats under 40 feet, the Vancouver 28 is great sailing in a small package. Length Overall: 28′ 0″ / 8.53m.

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Sailboat Keel Types - Better Sailing

Jan 21, 2020· Twin Keel. A twin keel boat has two shallow keels located one on each side of the hull centreline. Its main advantage is the possibility for the boat to remain standing on the sand during low tide, as well as having a stabilizing effect of reducing …

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Sailboat Keel Types: Illustrated Guide (Bilge, Fin, Full ...

The most common sailboat keel types are full-length keels, fin keels, bulb keels, wing keels, bilge keels, and lifting keels. ... A bilge keel is a twin keel which uses double fins, allowing the boat to be beached and rest on its keel upright. ... Centerboards are mostly used on small fishing boats.

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14 Twin keel and small sailboats ideas | small sailboats ...

Jul 4, 2019 - boats that can sail in thin water. See more ideas about small sailboats, boat, sailing.

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In praise of twin keels – a study « Keep Turning Left

Nov 25, 2013· Poland at Hunter Boats. My first task was to deliver a Twin Keel Hunter Delta powered by a 5hp outboard in a well from Hamble to Torquay. With the 'arrogance' of youth and past experience of delivering some very swish boats and teaching on the well …

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Roll Attenuation and Bilge Keels - Kasten Marine

This "three-keel" type is possibly most appropriate for a small power vessel that has roll reduction as its main focus. For a review of the rationale that went into the twin keel arrangement given to Boojum, please see the article, Boojum's Twin Keels. A larger power vessel that makes use of twin engines might effectively eliminate the center ...

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Westerly Nomad twin keel of sail in MI $3,000

Nov 08, 2016· Westerly Nomad twin keel of sail in MI $3,000. I have owned 2 twin keel sailboats, Kingfisher 20 and my current Hurley Alacrity 19. I was complaining a little about my Alacrity 19 in that the berths are very low to the floor. When using them as a seat your knees are above your hips making it …

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10 Best Sailboats for Solo Sailing | Life of Sailing

Oct 01, 2021· A boat that has become a staple in the Olympics Games, the Laser may be simple and small but a real-go to boat if you want a vessel that will rarely let you down for your solo sailing escapades. As one of the world's most popular single-handed sailboats, its main feature is …

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20 Best Small Sailboats for the Weekender

Aug 04, 2021· If you want a personal sailboat ideal for solo sailing, the Sun Can is a great choice. Belowdecks, the twin 6-foot-5-inch berths and many other features and amenities make this a …

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6 Most Popular Types of Sailboat Keels – Nomadic Sailing

1. Full-Length Keel. A common type of sailboat keel is a full-length keel, which uses length rather than depth to provide a sailboat with a proper amount of life and ballast. When it comes to the location of the rudder on a sailboat with a full-length keel, it's often attached to the aft (rear) of the keel.

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5 great lifting keel cruising yachts - boats.com

Feb 27, 2015· Twin rudders allowed for a wider transom and greater form stability, while a deeper lifting keel also helped produce significantly better windward performance. However, key Southerly trademark features, such as the 2ft 4in draught with the keel raised, and the substantial iron grounding plate to prevent hull damage should the boat dry out on a ...

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Why twin keels are making a comeback - Yachting Monthly

Mar 20, 2019· Strictly speaking, bilge keels are in addition to a long central keel, fitted near the bilge, where the hull turns from the bottom to the side of the boat. Traditionally, these were non-structural, shallow and long, largely intended to reduce rolling. Twin keels, in contrast, replace the central keel entirely and the boat is structurally ...

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Twin-Keeler Newsletter: The ultimate Twin-Keel advantage list

Oct 18, 2009· Here is the ultimate list of the twin-keel's advantages, according to this stud y. I am especially intrigued by #3 as it explains why my boat can go faster than its hull speed, without planing. Just about 10% faster, which is perfectly within the range below. 1. Higher sailing speeds than an ordinary cruising yacht of similar dimensions.

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Twin Keel sailboat? | SailNet Community

Jul 21, 2009· The first was a Westerly 25 built in 1967. The drag is increased and they can't point quite as well as a single keel boat. The second twin keel boat I owned was a 35" custom design that was bought from me by her designer and some changes made, most notably the change from single rudder to twin sailing rudders and a centreline rudder for powering.

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Bilge Keels - Kasten Marine Design

The get-home sail rig is very small for the boat, so performance will not be stellar. Nevertheless, she should be able to make her way under sail for the purpose of self-rescue, especially with a good strong wind. The twin keels hold Boojum's fuel, so help to lower the center of gravity and also help to spread out the vessel's masses.

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Twin Keels Good or Bad?

Oct 12, 2007· My little boat is a Crealock designed Clipper Marine 23 twin keel. Has a capsize ratio just a hair over 2 at 2.02. Sailing wise, its a great light air boat, and with a competent sailor (not me) I believe it'd be very comparable to a Catalina 22.

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Sailboat Keel Types - Better Sailing

Jan 21, 2020· Twin Keel. A twin keel boat has two shallow keels located one on each side of the hull centreline. Its main advantage is the possibility for the boat to remain standing on the sand during low tide, as well as having a stabilizing effect of reducing rolling. They are most commonly found in small boats but are not as effective in reducing drift.

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The Twin-Keel Advantage - Sail Magazine

Mar 05, 2012· No one loves twin-keel boats like British and French sailors, except maybe the odd Canadian. And few photos better illustrate the chief advantage of a twin-keel boat—that it won't fall over when the tide goes out—like this one, taken in Comox, British Columbia.

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9 Cruiser Sailboats Under 30 Ft We Love - Sail Universe

Jan 04, 2018· Photo Great Dane 2 owners club. Hull Type: Long keel with transom-hung rudder Hull Material: GRP (fibreglass) Length Overall: 28′ 0″ / 8.5m Waterline Length: 21′ 4″ / 6.5m Beam: 8′ 2″ / 2.5m Draft: 4′ 6″ / 1.4m Rig Type: Masthead Sloop Displacement: 8,500lb / 3,856kg Designer: Aage Utzon in conjunction with Klaus Baess Builder: Klauss Baess, Copenhagen (Denmark)

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Twin Keel Sailboat Boats for sale - SmartMarineGuide.com

69' Westerly Centaur 26 ft sailboat, inboard 25 h.p. diesel, twin keel, with trailer, tiller steering, 4 sails, roller furling for head sail, 6' 4'' cabin head room, sleeps 6, head, galley, ice box, restoration is 75% completed. 6500 lb heavy duty construction built to Lloyds of …

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Full Keel Vs Fin Keel On Sailboats - Better Sailing

Jan 04, 2020· Fin Keel Sailboats. The fin keel is, by far, the most common type in modern sailboats. A fin keel is a flat, narrow and hydrodynamic piece located under the hull. Unlike the running keel, it is not an integral part of it but is screwed to it. To compensate for the relatively small ballast it provides, the fin keel is usually deeper.

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Twin Keel Sailboat Boats for sale - SmartMarineGuide.com

69' Westerly Centaur 26 ft sailboat, inboard 25 h.p. diesel, twin keel, with trailer, tiller steering, 4 sails, roller furling for head sail, 6' 4'' cabin head room, sleeps 6, head, galley, ice box, restoration is 75% completed. 6500 lb heavy duty construction built to …

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Ladyship: Reinventing a Westerly Pageant 23 - Good Old Boat

Jun 10, 2020· Ladyship started life in 1971 as a twin-keel Westerly Pageant 23, exported from England to a Westerly dealer on the lower Chesapeake Bay.She moved from there to an owner in ia and somehow ended up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she had a couple of owners. We suspect she might have been sunk at some point, possibly the victim of a hurricane, as we found hidden mud debris …

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Thoughts about swing keel boats. | Sailboat Owners Forums

Jan 07, 2013· Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI. Oct 14, 2012. #3. Good thoughts. Many swing keel systems were not really engineered. Most of the small boat manufactures in the 70s did not have a naval architect on staff, and the design of the bearing system, trunk, lifting system, etc was really quite weak.

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Myth #5 - KEELED SAILBOATS ARE THE MOST SEAWORTHY …

However these boats can stand upright on two legs when low tide makes that necessary and hence the twin keel form is the most desired of this David Harding design. David Harding also designed the Contessa 26, a cousin to the Folkboat, and like these vessels the …

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Best Small Sailboats, Beginner and Trailerable Sailboats ...

Aug 04, 2021· If you want a personal sailboat ideal for solo sailing, the Sun Can is a great choice. Belowdecks, the twin 6-foot-5-inch berths and many other features and amenities make this a willing weekender. $19,800, (727) 443-4408, com-pacyachts.com.

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Boat Luxury Sailboats | 33 to 64 feet | Jeanneau

Each year, Jeanneau launches a new season of ever more comfortable, high-performance sailboats. A boat builder for over 60 years, Jeanneau remains at the forefront of marine innovation, offering 11 sailboats, from 10 to 20 metres (33 to 64 feet), to suit every style. Designed by great naval architects, each sailboat launched by the brand benefits from indisputable worldwide renown.

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Twin keel sailboats - Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing ...

Feb 08, 2006· 01-16-2006, 11:55 AM. # 1. derekja. Ensign. Join Date: Sep 2005. Posts: 5. Twin keel sailboats. I've recently found myself intruiged by the advantages of twin keels. I'm not much of a performance freak, so the benefits in terms of planing aren't of great interest, but the draft reductions and ability to dry out on sand flats to work on the boat ...

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SailboatData.com - SILHOUETTE MK II Sailboat

A fin keel version (displayed here) draws 2.67', but most were built with bilge (twin) keels. Early boats were plywood. A fiberglass version was introduced around 1963. The later, fiberglass Mk III version was the result of a major re-design and was built by Hurley Marine Ltd..

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Twin keels sailboat, Bilge keel sailboat - All boating and ...

cruising-racing 3-cabin 2-cabin. fast cruising sailboat. DJANGO 9.80. Overall length: 9.8 m. Width: 3.6 m. Draft: 1.6 m. The Django 9.80 is the ideal saiboat for all those who dream of taking a beak and getting away from it all, with their family, their friends or solo. Compare this …

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Top 10 Favorite Affordable Bluewater Sailboats

The D/L of this design is 183. L/B is 3.38, making this a moderately beamy boat on the lighter side of medium displacement if we choose 200 to be the middle of current D/Ls for cruising boats. The keel is a bulbed fin giving 5 feet, 11 inches of draft. Note the deep forefoot on this design and the straight line to the canoe body profile.

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Pocket Cruisers and Trailer-sailers for Every Sailing ...

Aug 24, 2015· Another long-lived boat that's achieved near-cult status is the West Wight Potter, which comes in 15ft, 19ft and now 20ft versions. The Voyager 20 is a foot longer than the Potter 19 upon which it's based, with a beefed-up build and rig, a fixed ballast keel and a more generous inventory to match its long-distance coastal cruising brief. Potter owners have undertaken some impressive ...

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