Drop Keel

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Drop Keel

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Greetings. I bought a 22 Dockrell from a gentleman in Pennsylvania (USA) and trailored it approx 100 miles to New York harbor where I launched, in 1995. I replaced the drop keel with a piece of 1/'2 inch boiler plate. I cut the metal to fit the slot, then drilled and through-bolted with stainless bolts, thus making a permenant keel roughly six feet long and three feet deep. No longer trailerable, but that's OK since I am a live-aboard. I installed a stove and porta-potti abd spent some five years with that boat, until I inherited a larger vessel. Will be happy to pass on some stories and pictures, if I can find the discs. Later, and fair winds,

Posted on behalf of Charles & Frances Young
Liberty Landing Marina
80 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, N.J. (U,S.A)

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