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Old 05-13-2013
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Re: Full or fin keel?

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Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Fast was quite right. According to the wikipedia entry, the maximum logged speed for Cutty Sark was 17.5 knots - with an average speed over six days on one London to Melbourne trip of a little over 15kts!

Nothing slow about that..
True, but with a waterline approaching 200' that is not quite displacement hull speed. (1.34 x sq root of waterline length)
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