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Originally Posted by JimsCAL:1076127
I am not of fan of keel/CB boats. Just something else to maintain and have problems with (board jamming, cable breaking, etc).
Often as we see here, opinions are often based on just that, opinion. But how often do we get facts? While I have only owned our boat for 8 years, only once have I had to do any maintenance other than paint our c/b. I pulled the c/b to reglass the eye for the pennet ...that was it. It was a about a 4 hour project give or take. True it is another item to maintain, same can be said for a fridge for example. In the big picture of boat ownership, its pretty insignificant. For the Chesapeake a c/b offers a lot of positives with few drawbacks.

Key is finding manufacturers who built good c/b designs.
Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist

1982 Tartan 37 CB - Hull #358

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