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mudlark

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After this season I am looking to trade in my 18' bilge keeler for something bigger and heavier (c.30'). Ideally I would like a long keel heavy displacement type but my mooring dries (mud). Does anyone know of a model that leans towards being long keel but that has a lifting/swinging keel that is also very heavy displacement (I am thinking of c. 5 tons+)?

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Andy

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Well it's not lifting keel, but it is long keel, is heavy, is all weather and will be happy sinking into mud...a Colvic Atlanta?
 

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Do you have a bottomless pit - them crabbers cost £££ - Barbican 33 - Long keel/bilge plates/4' draft/6 tons (they do drop keel version as well) Just got mine so will see how it goes up the E. Coast.
 

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If your Barbican 33 is cutter rigged can you advise on the setup procedure please, also have you found her fore-and-aft trim to be level? if not how did you tackle it?

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Try one of the Spray's with bilge plates. Can't get much heavier than them! Long keel & old fashioned look, what more could you want?
Take a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.bruceroberts.com/public/HTML/plans1.htm>http://www.bruceroberts.com/public/HTML/plans1.htm</A> to get an idea for what may be available on the market in the Spray type.

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How well do the "Spray"designs sail?

I know they have a reputation as strong and seaworthy craft but the wide beam and shallow draught would make me wonder if an "iron topsail" is needed to go to windward.

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They have a fairly shallow draft, but the deeper long keel designed by BR compared to the original seems to grip the water very well so don't get seem to get excessive leeway.

As for going to windward. What can I say - it does. I don't have an engine & do have a junk rig, so going to windward is something that is of interest to me..

Comparisons with other boats/ rigs. I'm sorry, I can't give you that because I heard junks are different from other boats, so I started learning on mine once I built it, and have no comparative experience.

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Everyday feels like summer when yr tucked behind the half wheelhouse on a Halberdier! Take a look.

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.yachtsite.co.uk/fairweather>http://www.yachtsite.co.uk/fairweather</A>

I know its a bit bigger than you are looking for but I do know of one that is for sale.(not mine!)


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