View Full Version : Keel breaks off new raceboat
07-03-2007, 06:51 AM
Oh well. Another million$ and they'll have her looking lilke new.
07-03-2007, 08:37 AM
07-04-2007, 03:07 AM
Keel = 20,000LBS x7 feet x 1000 lbs for each foot.
20,000LBS X 7000LBS x force exherted is 140,000 lbs., (minimum)
Of coarse it will break.
Need extra bolts to fasten it there... .. Oh, yeah... where the duct tape?:D No, I am just kidding...
But, it back to the drawing board to correct the problem...
No ordinary duct tape will do. This job calls for Gorilla tape! http://www.jnkproducts.com/images/gorill1.jpg
Apparently this Gorilla tape is the real McCoy. It was featured in a recent episode of Daily Planet on Discovery Channel and they did some strength and bonding demonstrations. It was quite impressive. Anyone tried it yet?
07-04-2007, 08:46 AM
The captain said they had made some ballast changes before the keel break, so that may have had some bearing. He also told the crew to put on PFDs just before the break because he was feeling/hearing something.
I wonder if he eased off also, or whether it was too late by then?
How much would the tape cost?
Looks like it costs theeeeese much: 1.88 In. x 35 Yards $11.99
3 Pack $33.99
The captain said they had made some ballast changes before the keel break...
Sometimes when the tape gets wet it dunna stick too good.
07-04-2007, 09:45 AM
Gosh, same thing happened to my raceboat -- think I should try tape?
07-04-2007, 10:34 AM
unfortunate things happen with his boats lately. Is the wunderkind on the way down?
07-05-2007, 09:27 AM
He thought it was going to sink, so he decided to drop ballast ;)
07-05-2007, 11:25 PM
I've used gorilla glue to fill my plastic jugs for crab buoys. It appears to be polyurethane foam to me. It sures acts the same.
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