Repositioned wing keel
Milton Thrasher

Milton Thrasher: Repositioned wing keel

We purposely ran the boat aground to see how hard it is to get off. We had been told that a big fault of wing keels is that they act as Danforth anchors when aground. Not so for this plywood keel! It simply bent when we heeled the boat by climbing out on the boom. The thin plywood was able to slice through the sand and we were off without any problems. We are now thinking of using a hard rubber pad to replace the plywood. I think I am on to a great new way to make wing keels!

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Milton Thrasher, Jun 27, 2004