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Re: Catalina wing keel or fin keel?

Originally Posted by mananamon View Post
I don't want to raise a red flag if it's not deserved but does the rudder on the wing keel Catalinas extend deeper than the keel? I recall a friend of mine grounding his C28 and bending the rudder shaft. That would be enough for me to go with the fin keel.

Again, I can't claim to be an expert, maybe some the Catalina owners can add some information here.
It's close, at least on the 42, but the rudder is shorter, but not by much.

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