Re: Full or fin keel?
Wolfie - I once totally ruin the salt water cooling system of a earlier boat by sailing on and off my mooring and anchoring out when cruising. Think I had zero engine hours that season. When it was time pull the boat for the winter found out mussels and other critters had taken up residence in the cooling system. Ended up having to replace most of it. Was embarressing getting towed in to be pulled. Oh well. Still, think the engine is the aid of the sails although the last few boats have been documented as oil screws. See too many folks rocking and rolling liberating hydrocarbons unneccessarily when they could leave a sail up and have a nicer ride,burn less fuel and have the pleasure of a sail up. Only time my main comes down is when I'm running in a significant breeze or singling on a day sail and too lazy to pull it up. Agree it's a problem with narrow sterns. They do tend to squat under power. Was trying to encourage more sailing. Sorry you took it differently.
Last edited by outbound; 05-14-2013 at 08:45 PM.