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Old 01-21-2007
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Also, the fin keels on many new boats aren't really appropriate for heaving too. Many fin keels really need to have water moving past them to prevent leeway, where the older full keels did not. The fin keels also don't break up the water the way the full keels did, and do not really generate a protective slick as the Pardeys have often described.
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