will it help to stabilize

Discussion in 'Stability' started by michael smith, May 6, 2019.

  1. michael smith
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    Hi, looking for help hope this is correct place to ask my question. My son made a 10ft x 2ft flat bottom punt with slanted bow. Not as stable as he liked it to be. I have a sheet of metal with 1 3/4 inch pieces sticking out from the flat part of the sheet metal like what you would put on a roof or building walls outside. If he covered the bottom with it, the 1 3/4 inches pieces would be like a keel but one on each side of the boat the same distance from the center. Would this help to stabilize it?
     
  2. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    No
     
  3. michael smith
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    michael smith Junior Member

    Hi. Thanks for reply. Would stabilizers attached to sides of boat work?
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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  5. michael smith
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    michael smith Junior Member

    hi how wide and thick should the stabilizers be and how far up from the bottom of the should i attach them
     
  6. michael smith
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    hi again one last question //should the stabalizers go the full length of th boat or just a couple feet each side of the seat

    i really app the help you have given
     
  7. Mr Efficiency
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    If you put a belt 6" wide both sides, the full length and depth of it, that should improve the stability no end. Something as simple as polystyrene foam, preferably painted with some latex paint. How to attach it, well a few lengths of stainless threaded rod with a wide timber strip against the foam, and tighten against the side of the boat.
     

  8. michael smith
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    michael smith Junior Member

    hi as i said b4 thanks for your help very much app
     
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