Lightwave 38 Keel design

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by UpOnStands, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. UpOnStands
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    UpOnStands Senior Member

    was watching this launch video of a Lightwave 38 and was struck by the height and thinness of the keel. See vid at 0:33 mark. This design would seem to be problematic for beaching due to high point loads. Most keels are LAR and are like a box. This is more like a fin. Any comment?
     
  2. gypsy28
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    gypsy28 Senior Member

    This boat spends much of its life on the beach. Never a problem. Not a LW38 but the keel is a similar design on the LW45. P8010190.JPG
     
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  3. UpOnStands
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    UpOnStands Senior Member

    you are spoiled. :D
    Not all beaches are so perfect.
    I assume that the keels are solid glass or is it glass over ply?
     
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