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Old 02-07-2007
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This is probably not a good idea... and one that you should talk to a naval architect about before proceeding. The keel serves two important functions, first it acts as a foil to prevent/reduce leeway, and second, it acts to provide a righting moment to compensate for the pressure of the wind against sails.

Adding a bulb to the keel might work to compensate for the shortened keel, but it would probably require more weight than the mass removed, and would probably affect its function as a foil.
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