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post #17 of Old 04-07-2002
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Alberg 37 or Cape Dory 36

Explain to her that full keel or fin, if someone is suicidal enough to back off the keel bolts then the keel will be lost either way. Heck, few boats have a longer keel than my folkboat, but when I was restoring it we picked up the boat and the keel stayed on the cradle (bad keel bolts on a 20 year old boat). On the other hand, my family lost a Vanguard when its long encapsulated keel dropped away after being driven on the rocks during a winter storm.

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