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Seeking Advice On Beneteau Keel Types

I am at this moment taking the plunge into yacht ownership and one boat that I'm intrested in is the Beneteau First 32s5, however I live and sail on the midwest coast of Ireland and whereas its a great place to sail, we have little or no marinas locally so mooring is of the swinging variety or on a drying peir wall. The latter is my problem, Where I like the way the 32s5 sails and its bright interior and layout, the 15yo model I've seen has a bulb keel and I'm concerened how it will take the occasional drying out. Does it put to much stress in the hull? Any experinces or stories would be welcome.
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