Kavalier 800

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by matty47, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. matty47
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    matty47 New Member

    I have downloaded and gone over the plans for the Kavalier 800 and have some questions. What is the drop keel constructed of ? I presume that it is a lead casting (to provide ballast) but there is no note of this (that I have found). What is the drop keel housing constructed of?
    I must say that these FREE plans are very professional!!
    Thanks in advance for your assistance
    Matthew
     
  2. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    Fixed keel is supposed to be assembled as 'sandwich' of vertical steel paltes of about 5 mm thickness. Or You can use iron or lead casting also.

    Drop keel is actually centerboard that can be made of steel plates or plywood. No need to make it heavy.
     
  3. matty47
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    matty47 New Member

    Thanks

    Thanks for the quick reply Alik.
    Matthew
     
  4. ColdFusion
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    ColdFusion New Member

    Hi, Albert! It is nice to meet you here. :)
     
  5. happyjack
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    happyjack Tim

    Hi Alik
    This is my first ever post. sorry for replying to such an old article but I am looking at building the t800 also. My query on the keel is- how do you pull it back up as it does not have a casing that extends into the cabin. Do you have an arrangement where it is pulled up by a steel cable over the stern somehow?
     

  6. jamesgyore
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    jamesgyore Senior Member

    About the keel

    Thats very interesting... The zip file I obtained explains very little of the keel assembly other than the construction of the keel of oak laminate, the keel box is not described.

    I'm rather interested in the fixed keel option and would be keen to get the drawings.

    James at yahoo dot com

    Regards,

    James.
     
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