Lifting keel, or daggerboard (on a sailing boat)

  • pacosancas

    Senior Member
    Spanish (Spain- Castilian)

    There are two expressions in Spanish which might be what you're looking for:

    Orza de sable: a keel which slides up or down, and that is not mechanically linked to the boat. (I think this is the most appripriate for a daggerblade, but I'm no expert in sailing boats)

    Orza abatible: a keel which pivots up or down around an axis, physically linked to the boat.