high aspect keels - construction

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by samh, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. samh
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    samh Junior Member

    How are high aspect fin keels typically attached to the boat? Is there some sort of trunk that they slot into? (non canting)

  2. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    They can have a trunk, like most of the latest AC boats.

    Most other types of modern keelboats use an integral wide flange plate at the top of the keel. This flange mates with a recess into the bottom of the hull. The bolts are well outboard of the fin itself, allowing a nice thin fin and proper structure.
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