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post #7 of Old 03-30-2013
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Re: Keel Help!

I would suggest that you look at other successful designs for clues. I would suggest that you look at designs from the hand-drafting days. If you are going to draw a boat and have never designed one it can be helpful to look at existing successful designs for get sense of proper proportions for dimensions and weights. For example, a mast on a 45 footer would be closer to 60 feet.

You might want to look at something like Farr Yacht Design which was a successful design from the hand draft days and which was a simple design to draw and understand.

As to full vs fin keels,stability comes from a range of factors and the choice of either keel type has no direct connection to the stability of the vessel.

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