Keel installation on a sailing cat

Discussion in 'Stability' started by Day Tripper, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Day Tripper
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    Day Tripper Junior Member

    Aloha,

    Anyone out there knowledgeable on keel placement on a 36x18 sailing cat? I want to eliminate the lee boards. I am concerned of the proper location relative to the physics of the boat.

    Appreciate any good advise.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    A fixed fin(s) cat? Determining where they should live is a reasonably easy task for a designer. There are very general rules of thumb, but the year, make, model and rig options of the yacht need to be known for any real assistance.
     
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