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.
In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -buddha