The largest "swing" keel "production" yacht (ie. keel pivots/rotates into hull) is probably the Northshore Southerly 54rs. They have only just started construction, so if this does not count, then the next model down the 46rs is probably the biggest. Draught varies between 7 foot, to less than 3 foot with the keel up on the 46rs and it can be beached.
In terms of "custom" designed yachts, the Bill Dixon Yacht Design Company have made a 100 foot yacht with a swing keel named Liara II (Liara II actually has a tubular keel, meaning the lower half of the keel with the bulb is lifted into the out keel casing. It works in the same way a telescope does. But large yachts can accommodate swing keels). Coincidently, Bill Dixon designed the (hull) Southerly 46rs as mentioned above.
As for yachts with "lifting" keels (ie. keel moves vertically upwards) the biggest production may be the Hanse 630e which as the name suggest is 63 foot in lenght. Marten also producte a lifting keel yacht I belive. Wally have adjustable boards, as do products of many of the larger builders but it could be argued that these are custom, rather than production models as they all vary.
As for custom yachts, adjsutable boards are fairly common, the biggest may be Mirabella V, her draught can vary between 32 feet and 13 feet. Mirabella V is 247 foot in lenght and set numerous records upon completion of construction in terms of size, sail area, mast height ect.
The Southerly 57 is on the water at Southampton Boat Show and there is a 65 on the way.
A centerboard is retractable, the keel is not. A centerboard is lighter than a keel. Please see the related link below:
If you remove the keel, be aware that centre of gravity and stability will be affected.
Have up to much sail, surf waves, or break off the keel.
A Dagger Board is a small removable board that acts as a Keel on a small sailboat.
The wind foils around the sail; this provides lift, and pulls it along. The water must pass from the front of the boat toward the rear, passing the centerboard (or keel) and then the rudder, to provide steerage.
The hull of a boat is the body of the boat. it is the part of the boat in the water. excluding the mast, boom, sail, rudder, keel, etc.
if your in salt water barnicals could have grown in the swing keel slot and are holding it in place. Worse case senario, it has rusted and in doing so has begun to expand as it rusts and is lodged in place. Good luck
Catalina and Aquarius both make popular models.
the first way is to ensure that the boat is streamlined so that it cuts through water and airthe second is to have a keel if you are using a sailboat
Sure...it all depends on the depth of the keel or centerboard (daggerboard). El Toros, for instance, have a relatively short centerboard and can easily sail in shallow water.
Two manufacturers of this type of boats are: Hake Yachts, 4550 SE Hampton Court, Stuart FL 34997 * (772) 287-3200 http://www.seawardyachts.com/ and ﻿Northshore Shipyard, Chichester Harbour U.K. http://www.northshore.co.uk
There's no single right answer that will cover any 20' sloop, the size and shape of the keel the form of the hull and how the sails are ballanced will all affect what size rudder is needed, as well as the shape of it. Also the answer will depend on what handling characteristics are desired. As for just the depth of the rudder, usually it will go to slightly less depth than the keel when the keel is at it's deepest. Some lifting keel yachts, especially smaller ones, also have a lifting rudder.
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Answer 1A sailboat gets its forward motion by a combination of the wind on its airfoil shaped sails and the counter-acting effect of the keel in the water. Except when the wind is nearly directly behind the sailboat, the sailboat is pulled forward by the low pressure area created on hte curved side of the sail as the wind goes around the sail. The wind doesn't simply push the boat sideways, because the keel in the water counteracts the sideways force on the sail and converts it to forward motion.___________________________________Answer 2""The wind doesn't simply push the boat sideways..."Effectively it does, which is why a beam reach is the fastest point of sail. A sail's foil shape makes use of more points of sail, but any sail is most effective when presenting lateral resistance to the wind. That lateral resistance is converted to forward motion by the greater lateral resistance offered on the keel by the water, yet one still needs to compensate for leeway when navigating, despite the forward speed.
My father sails a 40 ft. sailboat, solo at times!Statistics have the majority of coastal solo-sailors in boats between 27 and 35 ft. However, with the advancements in sailing technology, several yachtsman are solo-racing boats to 60ft and some even larger.If you are considering a boat for yourself, I recommend you do a skills assessment, and step onto a few boats rigged for short-handed sailing, and see where you are comfortable.Good luck...happy sailing!As to the keel, I'm sort of a fan of wing keels in that they provide improved lateral resistance and yet don't draw as much. They also seem better able to withstand a grounding.It also depends on the type of boat if it is a cat then you can run lines back for solo and you usually have mini keels.Most sailboats have a swing not wing keel. Having a fixed keel makes beaching a boat very hard. Anyway on a trailer the fixed keel will be very high (The height of the boat AND the keel). With a swing keel JUST the height of the boat. Have fun and stay dry!Keels -- different approaches.My thinking goes like this:I don't expect to do a lot of portage personally, so highway transport of the boat isn't, for me, a factor. If it is for you, by all means include that into your calculations. I selected a wing keel in that the lateral resistance is quite high in ratio to the draft ... so you run less risk of unintentional grounding, and you can actually safely beach the boat on its keel under the right circumstances, although you wont be able to take up up on dry sand without an impressive tide.Two major factors, however, inform my selection. First is that dynamic or swing keels just aren't as strong as fixed keels. There's a movable joint involved, which weakens the keel, no matter how you work things out. On trailer, no problem. Far from land, however, and a loose or worse -- lost -- keel can be deadly, as it's VERY hard (and depending on the boat, potentially impossible) to sail without a keel. If you're a coaster and never far from shore, the risk is lessened. Blue water passages, however, are more risky.Second, it's difficult to add what I consider sufficient weight to a swing keel without making it unwieldy. Lower than ideal weight reduces righting moment, which in turn causes a cascade of unpleasant effects. Among these, knockdowns change from scary but usually harmless events to potential disasters, as the boat has a far greater chance of not righting. Also, you tend to heel more in higher winders, which makes for a wetter, more dangerous ride and the loss of a few points closer to weather that you can sail with deeper, heavier keels.So -- are you strictly weekending, trailering, coasting? Swing keels may be for you. However, if you're planning on being at sea for a while, rarely portaging, and doing more blue water passages, you might want to think harder about a fixed keel.
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The keel provides stability AND steerage.
keel refers to as two parts of a ship
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