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By: Kinetic Scientific  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Instrumentation System

Daggerboard position plays a critical role in performance of both multi-hull and canting-keel mono-hull yachts.  Yet until now, no instrumentation system has been able to accurately and reliably report board position.

The Kinetic Scientific

is a completely non-intrusive system that uses radio frequency techniques to “see” daggerboard position.  It is not dependent on magnetic or optical techniques and requires no string pots or other mechanical connections to the boards.

Using the Daggerboard Detector, you can display and/or log board position, allowing you to optimize performance, improve VPP correlation efforts and improve your ability to repeat sailing configurations.  On canting-keel boats, you can easily interface the Daggerboard Detector to your Keel Controller to create an automatic interlock that prevents crashing the keel fin into your boards.

Reliable, low power and light weight, the

is on board yachts in the Barcelona World Race and will be on board in the 2011 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The Kinetic Scientific

represents a breakthrough in Keel Controller performance in terms of reliability, weight, power consumption and ease of use.  If you're using a PLC-based solution, you'll be amazed by what a Kinetic Scientific system can do for you.


is available in two configurations.

The KC60 is tailored for DC-powered hydraulic keel systems with a single hydraulic ram.  It's ideal for IMOCA 60s and IRC canting keel yachts.

The KC70 is tailored for installations where the keel controller must manage engine throttle and control additional engine loads such as alternators in addition to keel system functions.  Its designed for Volvo 70 and Maxi yachts.

Both the KC60 and KC70 support the Kinetic Scientific Daggerboard Position Sensor and offer complete interlock capability to eliminate keel/board collisions.

Keywords: Instrumentation System

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