Forum - Keel and Centre Plate - Bilge Keels / Centreboard

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Bilge Keels / Centreboard 3Thu 12 Nov 2015 23:09:26
Richardm Richardm Tue 29 Oct 2013 23:27:43 I have been told that the centreboard is not designed to be dropped on the Bilge Keel version. Is this correct ?


Mekicevica Mekicevica Wed 30 Oct 2013 16:43:32 No, it is not correct.
I have the bilge keel version and the centreboard is just as the single keel.
In fact, the bilge keel is not a bilge keel at all, as the side keels are not ballasted. It is more a single keel plus legs, I guess added as an afterthought for the British East Coast creek crawlers.
Sometime I am going to remove them as they just add wetted surface (=less speed and more expensive anti-foul paint).
Simon Leslie Ellis Simon Leslie Ellis Wed 16 Sep 2015 21:14:49 I have a Manta 19 which I would like to keep on a Mud berth on the River Wyre. Could anyone send me the plan dimensions of the bilge keels, the design of, materials used etc and if possible photos of attachment points under the quarter berth? I would be most grateful to anyone who can.
Firefly Firefly Thu 12 Nov 2015 23:09:26 What's half a knot compared to the added flexibility of being able to park on the putty.

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