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post #673 of Old 03-12-2013
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Re: Full or fin keel?

Think pounding is more a reflection of the entry of the boat throught the water and it's dynamics. Both the Boreal and the Outbound make every effort in design to have favorable gyradius ( weight in center of boat). Both have fine entries. Neither will pound. Appendages are very different. Similarly Cheribinis due to extremely fine entry and narrow hull were known to not pound. Boreal is light,somewhat Outbound heavier, Cheribini much heavier. Due to design all will be very comfortable boats. Agree Outbound in part makes use of it's weight to improve ride but that it not the major determinant in my understanding.
Weight in a cruising boat is an interesting thing. You spend huge money getting rid of weight. Then put heavy fuel, water,stores,anchor chain in it. Did a Bermuda on a tri. Captain/owner was concerned about the weight we had in our bags as we carried our kit aboard. He was absolutely right in the setting of a race.

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