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    I just acquired a Tammie Norrie in desperate need of some love and a good home.
    The clinker hull was built in 2004 with the builder using 6mm Hoop plywood. The planking as well as the stem looks likes a rather professionally build.

    However the building standards seem to have slipped with the remainder of the boat ,seats, lacking knees, forward rowing station measurements apears to be deviating from design, an off centre cut out for the centre board slot, and finnally a piece of Oregon scarfed into the keelson . The slot has been filled with some kind of epoxy which I only found after stripping some paint.

    Since I originally bought her as a rowing and motor version, but wanting the sail option my ideas where to either use leeboards , or possibly increase the keel depth an idea I quite favour or the least likely option being building a dagger board .

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    Here are several picture.
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    Looking rather scruffy after spending considerable time outside.

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    The hull is quite light stripped out and was easy to turn,and despite having lived outside no rot so far .

    At this point I am looking for input regarding the possibility of adding onto the keel which is I assume how similar traditional working sailing vessels used to look.
    Bellow is a rough simulation of a 100mm keel extension which I would be inclined to taper towards the former CB cut out.

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    Good find! She looks scruffy, but not rotten. Good luck with the spruce up! Sorry I cant help you re the keel.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    The only note I can throw in is the literary reference to Swallows & Amazons, where it was clearly stated that while Amazon had a centerboard, Swallow had a long, shallow keel. Which sure seems a lot like what you're aiming for. Swallow may have been a fictional boat, but it is pretty well accepted that the author was well informed, and based his literary boats on real-life examples. So I think as far as precedents go, you're in good company. I wouldn't count on Olympic-level performance --but had that been what you were aiming for, I expect you'd have a different boat sitting in your shop.

    Scruffy, yes, but she has a nice shape, and it looks like she has found a caring and appreciative home.

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    I'm stuck between 2 threads. When I bought the stripper, 15 ft cedar core stripper, 50 kg thereabouts , it was unfinished and I had to add some keel to stop it skating and so it would track. Firstly I needed it to track because it gets towed everywhere That took a couple of goes to get right because the keel alters the handling under oars .

    So what I'm saying is i don't like the big keel, better just enough to track and use the board for sailing trim , off centre doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I'm stuck between 2 threads. When I bought the stripper, 15 ft cedar core stripper, 50 kg thereabouts , it was unfinished and I had to add some keel to stop it skating and so it would track. Firstly I needed it to track because it gets towed everywhere That took a couple of goes to get right because the keel alters the handling under oars .

    So what I'm saying is i don't like the big keel, better just enough to track and use the board for sailing trim , off centre doesn't matter.
    Apologies for my anxious exuberance.

    Firstly having build the Ness boat which coming from the same designer exhibits some similarities, in as far the full length keel and the filled in rocker skeg. I always felt the difference in upwind sailing performance was insignificant sailing with the board down versus the board up .The primary function in close reaching with the CB deployed was the ability to tack faster and more efficiently , gaining several degrees of pointing ability and the possibility of righting the vessel.

    The negative impact of a CB are exra weight, maintenance and jamming, some speed sacrifice due to the slot, obstruction of the cockpit and ability to give you a wet ass in a seaway.

    Regarding the off centre comment the slot was cut out uneven and also apears to vary in width from 7/8” aft to 3/4” .forward.
    I will have to remove several floor timbers and cut into what apears to be solid epoxy.
    Worst scenario will be if I have some break out or bad chipping
    The keelson looks like tassie oak while part of the keel is Oregon . I am thinking I may have to possibly reinforce the outside of the keel in the area of the slot.? Picture below

    What material and diameter is your board? The cb box would be about 34” long and probably 12.5” high. Do you think
    6 mm Hoop ply would be enough?

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    I was given this dagger board recently and I am contemplating wether with a little addition and tidying up it might be a good fit for the TN.?

    My question is will the dagger board equal the CB characteristics and where would the optimum positioning be located?





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    I don't understand that picture Tom. Is that a very long, thin daggerboard, placed horizontally? I'm assuming you know it goes vertical. Of course you do. As I said in the other thread, I think a keel is a really bad idea. Just makes it that much harder to get on and off the trailer, and to get on and off the boat on the beach. And may adversely affect its towing behaviour. It is more likely to shear off to the side. And Notwithstanding your comments about a boat you have sailed, which I couldn't quite make sense of, I am sure that a daggerboard or centreboard, or off centreboard, is going to be much better for sailing than a long shallow keel. If you go with a daggerboard, its position should probably be such that it's front edge is about where the front edge of the centrecase was.

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    Knowing my competitive nature and advice from the forum I would say the keel extension is dead in the water. Ultimately the TN will become harder to tack and will loose ground upwind with a simple keel extension.

    While. Sibbos sugestion of contacting Ian Oughtred is a valid point I have had not much success in that department in the past ,and why would a designer change plans that are functional annyhow.

    I would agree with placing the dagger board starting at the front of the CB cut out. In saying that I need to get that location as close to perfect.

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    One option would be to just convert to a dagger board case. I took foils and rigs off existing dinghies and made them work. That way I can take either of a couple of boats away and use the same stuff. 10 footer or 15 footer.
    yeeehaw , those were the days...



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    Iain was very responsive years ago when I wanted to put the rig from the 15' Acorn into my 11' version. He didn't do email back then, I sent him a letter and he replied. He gave the go ahead and suggested moving the dagger board aft one station. I think you'll find sail trim and the position of your body weight give you plenty of scope to get the balance right. I can let go of the tiller and actively steer by moving around in the boat.

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    Yes, I've had a phone conversation with him and he was very helpful.
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    Ok based on that feedback I take it back he did however completely ignore me at the Hobart W B F which may have been stress. Do you still have Ian’s phone number Peter.

    Sanded one half of the hull today including excess epoxy around the chines, and found this annoying building defect , although it might have also been caused through improper storage with the boat lacking knees and other internal bracing.

    Thanks John sounds like I will be rebuilding the daggerboard I have and preferably install a case constructed from 4mm ply running it through to the keel in the existing slot.

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    Is 4mm a bit slender? And wtf are these chines of which you speak?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Is 4mm a bit slender? And wtf are these chines of which you speak?

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    If a boat has distinct angles such as in plywood clinker construction the are called chines.
    When I was writing I tossed up between chines and lands. And then I also sanded the gains hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
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    You are probably righ if I go ahead with the dagger option ,I will make my cuts and hopefully do not have to reinforce the outside of the keel ,if any problems arise.

    I will hopefully hear from someone who has had dealings with a TN dagger board set up boat!

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    After five more hours of sanding fairing and filling I looked like one of the Avatar characters I am sure the original builder would be proud of my efforts.

    The hull is ready to be turned made easier by these two handles. Well I did say early on this boat has had several owner builders.

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    [IMG][/IMG].

    Hopefully this will be the only time I view things from this perspective.

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    [QUOTE=Pitsligo;5609579]The only note I can throw in is the literary reference to Swallows & Amazons, where it was clearly stated that while Amazon had a centerboard, Swallow had a long, shallow keel. Which sure seems a lot like what you're aiming for. Swallow may have been a fictional boat, but it is pretty well accepted that the author was well informed, and based his literary boats on real-life examples. So I think as far as precedents go, you're in good company. I wouldn't count on Olympic-level performance --but had that been what you were aiming for, I expect you'd have a different boat sitting in your shop.

    Scruffy, yes, but she has a nice shape, and it looks like she has found a caring and appreciative home.

    Strength to your arm!

    Alex[

    Thanks for mentioning Swallow. I have to admit to having to look her up as I was not familiar with the boat from the book.
    Apperently her keel measured 2”x6”.with her length said to be 13’6” which is the same length as the TN.

    Fully agree with your comment regarding a performance boat, the TN probably will not be involved in any racing activities, and will either be rowed or sailed socially.

    Having raced on verity of CB and Dagger Board designs I realise designers require speedy ,winning
    and competitive boats in order to keep themselves employed.
    No doubt the same applies to more traditional boast designers which immediately rules out more traditional keel designs

    It would be great to have an evaluation available on the negative drag impact of a CB slot , versus the loss of performance in extending the keel.

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    Interesting how I seem to have come 360 degrees despite firmly indicating I was getting ready to install a dagger board last week.
    The additional keel area represents the square area of the dagger board while only increasing draft by another 4” inches.

    Sure would be be great to hear from someone with more traditional knowledge.

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