Flying Fifteen – Trailer-Keel Protection….

We have always padded our trailers with carpet strips to protect the keel. This is what kiwi Graham Brown is up to….

Venturi Placement

  • This photo shows the placement of the venturi (super sucker) 100mm aft of the keel flange.
  • This is the lowest part of the hull when sailing and thus captures all water in the boat (no added weight).
  • It also strategically placed to create the least drag by being in an area of low turbulence and disrupted water flow.
  • Note the large launching pads and keel protection box. These totally reduce launch and retrieval damage, especially when launching into waves.

(Thanks to Graham Brown)


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