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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
On a blue water cruiser like this the boat has to be able to be set on it's keel at haul out. It is a low aspect ratio keel buit when you haul it out it cacn rest on the keel.
Plus,,,when you have restricted draft you need an effective low aspect ratio fin. I think I have that here.
Yes, that is an option it has its advantages and disadvantages. I have seen other steel or aluminium bluewater boats with other keel options, even in what regards low draft. That option is not the one I prefer but as I said it has its advantages as you have pointed out.
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