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Re: Full or fin keel?
It's really hard to ask fin or full, for two simple reasons not all boats in either category are the same and not every ones application is the same.
I thought that Bob Perry thread about improving your boat with a fin keel had changed your opinion about the subject.
The reason why a fin keel,a modified fin keel or even a deeper full keel was not used on old boats, like the ones I posted (or even a centerboard system) was because it was impossible to do so safely with the technologies they had.
... I would trade speed for stability when I am just out to have a nice sail. All the extra storage space is nice too.
Sailboat stability has not to do with the type of keel used but with boat design as a whole.
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