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Seal the Keel
I'm chasing any ideas on how to stop water entering the keel box of an RL24 with a swing keel.
John McCulloch22-Sep-2002    Edit    Delete 
slopper stoppers
What you are talking about is "slopper stoppers". Usually they are made using two overlapping rubber strips along the keel line. If you can find an old windsufer you will see the basic principal underneath.

However, once you add them to your boat, your boat will be deemed to be a drop keel by race commities. Your handicap will suffer significantly.

If you are having water coming up the wire and into the cabin, you can remidy this by removing the timber at the top of the case and adding similar rubber stips there instead.

Dave Parker

dave parker23-Sep-2002    Edit    Delete 

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