Author Topic: Bilge pltes  (Read 109 times)

Ericthelate

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Bilge pltes
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:05:42 AM »
Hi there , very new to Winklebigs, so all good advice welcome.

Has anyone got simple drawings of the bilge plate mechanism and details of how to operate etc?

WB83 is now rigged correctly and ready to launch but I am not 100% confident about the bilge plates "Do's & don'ts' nor their basic design features.

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philshimmin

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Re: Bilge pltes
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 06:24:45 PM »
You may be referring to the drop keels, these hinge from the front of the boards and are lowered or retrieved by cords which emerge thro the 2 holes either side of the cabin entrance.Since the wbrig is not a fussy sailer, I'm not too sure they are very important as long as they are pulled up. Earlier Brigs are a bit of a prob to remove the boards for maintenance, later ones have visible hinge pins under the keel area, so the boards can be removed for cleaning/painting and cord replacement.There is info elsewhere on this site with diagrams. 
(Hope this is correct Capt. Bone  of Port line fame.Rgds.)

David Bone

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Re: Bilge pltes
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 05:40:14 AM »
Hello Phil,  I should have made the connection long before, shipmates in 1963 on the 'Port Sydney.'
Best regards. ( david.g.bone@gmail.com )

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Re: Bilge pltes
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 04:16:51 PM »
Great days.

Ericthelate

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Re: Bilge pltes
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 08:07:57 AM »
Thanks for the info.

Still can't find anything on the site for  removal of the the bilge keels.

On board is very tight and I think needs to be removed.

Thanks Again
Ericthelate