Keel Question?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JC3, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
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    CSR Crew I have a question about keel depth on a boat. Was at a boat yard and noticed a young lad welding and expanding the keel on an aluminum boat. I asked him and he said for stability and tracking. How much do you think it would improve those things. I just got curious about it. Thanks guys. JC
     
  2. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    Think sailboat with a deep keel and big rudder. There are power boats with keels and big rudders. They are usually trawlers type boats. I suggest you don't add a bigger keel to your 450DA if that is what you are thinking.:D
     
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  3. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently buying a 2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    At least don't let some one try welding one on!:D
     
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  4. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
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    No I was just curious. It was an Aluminum charter boat. Now if I had just thought about welding on a bigger keel???????????
     

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