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post #13 of Old 03-12-2013
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Re: Modern design + full keel?

I think one of the things that makes a "full keel" work is that they tend to be narrower. Seems to me you are talking about having opposing design goals. Noting is really gained by the full keel, but a lot of performance is lost so why would you want to do that? Especially if you are talking about putting it on a wide flat modern hull shape. You would just be putting more whetted surface area, yet getting less righting moment, and stability. But I am no naval architect. The nature of a full keel is slow and heavy. Once you add any width you are going to slow it down even more.
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