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post #55 of Old 07-14-2013
Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
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Re: Full Keel

Originally Posted by GBurton View Post
Yes, and many people who sail these boats don't have the sails to make the boat move like it can. I prefer the heavier boat even if it means greater sail area than a lighter boat of similar length, because I like the way the heavier boat sails. Its a personal preference as others have stated in this thread.

Some make the assumption that, because they once sailed past a heavy full keeled boat "with all working sails flying" etc ad nauseum, that these boats are pigs.
Not true.
exactly. My little 23 foot Sea Sprite has a 30 foot tall rig. Not exactly small for a boat it's size. It's PHRF rating is not that great (in the 200s) but on a day the winds are blowing, she will bury the rail and keep right on going.

Bob is also right. Looks are the main reason any of us buy what we go. I will admit I am a traditionalist. I love traditional looking boats. If I wanted a speed demon, I would own a multihull

Art Haberland

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


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