beachable twin keel/twin daggerboards?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by cvzzr, May 19, 2009.

  1. cvzzr
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    cvzzr Junior Member

    Hi all and thanks for an excellent site. Any designs of about 30 - 32 feet that come to mind that meet the thought in the thread title?

    I am playing with design ideas, and I would like a hull that is beachable, will sit upright as it dries out with the ebb at anchor, and maintains some windward ability with daggerboards that extend out of each of the stubby twin keels.

    Any existing designs that come to mind?
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    A sharpie is specifically designed for that.
  3. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    The Westerly Yachts of England back in the 1970s were mostly twin keel boats that did exactly as you describe. With such a high tidal change in the English Channel, they were ideal for drying out. They were simple designs and very affordable. You may find some vintage plans and photographs on the internet.

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