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Old 05-12-2013
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Re: Full or fin keel?

I can only say this on the topic. One of our people here spent the winter in the keys aboard. He did tell us of a storm that blew through in the middle of the night. The full keel boats rocked a bit and shrugged it off, the fin keel boats had a rough ride, and some of the centreboarders had a full knockdown

Not a fun way to wake up

I personally prefer a full keel for cruising. I would trade speed for stability when I am just out to have a nice sail. All the extra storage space is nice too.
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