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Old    justin shock (shocker)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-19-2006, 6:37 PM Reply   
[IMG]http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9583/keel0ir.jpg[/IMG]

seems like alot of people alawys have problems with hitting things underwater , do these mess up the wake , would they help solve the some of the problems??
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-19-2006, 9:31 PM Reply   
yea u would think someone may look into something like that. maybe your post will help people see it's available or an idea to employ on their boats. wish i had something similiar, we have bent 3 props this season alone, we're havin a bad year but still havin fun. can u find out who sells it and if it is available for different models of boats? that would help.
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-19-2006, 10:14 PM Reply   
seems like it might save your prop, but do some major glass damage if you hit something static.
Old    Anodyne (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-19-2006, 11:03 PM Reply   
looks like that's built into the hull? Is that on a painted aluminum boat??
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-20-2006, 5:28 AM Reply   
That is a semi-displacement hull. 13 knots tops. There are variations of this for planing hulls - it is called "keel drive." It messes with high speed handling, lifts the hull, creates additional drag, and decreases wake. Great for trawlers, though.
Old    justin shock (shocker)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-22-2006, 8:56 PM Reply   
its on most shamrock boats , i live on saltwater with very few wakebordboats but it jsut seems it would help some of the problems
Old    justin shock (shocker)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-22-2006, 9:13 PM Reply   
[IMG]http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/562/keelunder2ih.jpg[/IMG]
Old    elias haldeman (elo)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-22-2006, 9:17 PM Reply   
what if they put a foil coming off it so it could pull it down instead of up to make it kinda like a wedge

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