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Old 07-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Peter B View Post
Ah Hah...a winged keel eh?...now where have we heard that before..? Let's see, Newport, Rhode Island, Americas Cup 1983...?
It just might help a bit on the move. Could be interesting if jammed into a mud-bank though - time will tell, I guess.
yes interesting isn't it, my friends "design" ; I am just the poor helper .... the wing is glued on ... I think when you hit something it will break loose .... but don't think it will do major damage and when it breaks ... lesson learnt :-)

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Old 04-12-2014, 11:34 PM   #22
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cuddles 35 essentials

Instead of the winged keel, which will be torn off when "banked", may I suggest 2 more think keels running down either side of the hull. These will stay clear of obstructions and can be made thick and strong to prevent roll.

Also, The cuddles manoeuvres like a pregnant yack at slow speed. Obviously due to the combination of single screw, sizable submerged displacement, and small rudder.
If doing a complete overhaul, a bow thruster and rudder extension would be a god sent. I used to love taking my cuddles out for the weekend but loath berthing in a crosswind when I was by myself. A bow thruster would be at the top of my list.

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Old 04-13-2014, 01:18 AM   #23
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Welcome to TF Paris! Nice to have another Cuddles owner.
We all like photo's of new member's boats.

The newer models were built with a pair of bilge keels added, although they are still very "rolly" in a beam sea without further stabilization. The sails help considerably.

I'm not sure if my motor sailer version has a bigger rudder than standard, but I am slowly getting more adept at docking in the wind. Still, docking in a crosswind on my own is certainly a challenge.

Here's a photo showing my rudder and bilge keels.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:49 PM   #24
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great job on the refit

i own a cuddles 30, and am after any information on its stability, line drawings etc. if you can help, please call michael 0416059960
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:08 AM   #25
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Wow! Great work!

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