Question for Nightsky
Originally Posted by Nightsky
Along the same lines, I had rolling chocks (bilge keels) fitted to a 93' steel, aft wheelhouse fishing boat, similar style as both your boats. I had holes cut out of the rolling chock allowing water to drag through while the boat was rolling, thus increasing their effectiveness.
Guys , this is a most interesting thread as my little boat could do with some stabilization WHILE underway.
I have 'flopper stoppers' that are sensational while anchored ,so that is take care of.
Nightsky . I have continually heard rolling chocks and bilge keels mentioned in the same breath by many members. Please with respect, I know your a very knowledgeable guy, can you please clear-up this point of confusion.
What are rolling chocks and bilge keels in your opinion and are the different?
My take is:-
Flopper stoppers - hang off poles to reduce rolling while anchored NOT MOTORING.
Paravanes - hang off poles to reduce rolling while UNDERWAY
Rolling chocks - reduce rolling while UNDERWAY
Bilge keels - to sit the boat LEVEL ON THE SEABED when the tide goes out.