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Author Topic: keels  (Read 1156 times)

Offline R.Groff

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keels
« on: December 16, 2015, 12:29:53 AM »
I received the plans for my new build Maid of the Loch looking at the views I don't see a keel showing is the keel an internal keel flush with the hull .
Is there a keel on paddle wheel boats.
Rick

Offline Brian Gates

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Re: keels
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 05:35:55 AM »
Hi Rick

Although early paddle vessels frequently had bar keels, in more modern vessels a centre girder and plate keel became more common.  This would have the advantage of reducing the strain on the frames when the ship was on the grid.  I don't know about Maid of the Loch, but from this photo of the hull, she looks unlikely to have an external keel, especially as she was assembled in sections.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66191000/jpg/_66191823_10bmaidtodayonslipway.jpg

All the best
Brian Gates
Gillingham

Offline R.Groff

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Re: keels
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 08:49:04 AM »
Thank you that helps .
Rick

 

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