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Re: Full Keel
So I take it leeway would be worse with bulb/wing keels?
Some confusion here. I was talking about deep draft bulbed keels versus wing keels.
Yes on a wing keel assuming it is a shallow draft wing keel you will have more leeway and also less pointing ability.
Some American boat builders like Hunter or Catalina only started to use bulbed deep draft keels recently but they are the standard on cruising boats for almost two decades.
Previous to that the standard was a fin not bulbed keel (iron or lead). In what regards leeway and pointing ability it is the same: Way better than in a shallow draft wing keel.
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