Keel attachment to Hull in a Sailboat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by jcasqueiro, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. jcasqueiro
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    jcasqueiro New Member


    I am beginning my sailboat design studies and one thing that always puzzled me is how the keel/ballast is structurally attached to the hull in a sailboat in order to survive all the forces that act upon her.
    Are there any youtube videos/papers that cover the subject?

  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You could search the web and study the several different keel attachments. There are hundreds of types. Look at images.
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