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What is the difference between a coastal crusier and a bay b
I can say that I pretty agree with most of your post.
I don''t agree with keel choise at all.
While it is true that a fin and balanced blade sail best to weather,I think the real question is, how much leeway is acceptable?
This question comes into play when you consider the increased possiblity of groundings and collisions below the waterline.The chances of this are increased in coastal cruising being you are in unfamilier waters, right?Espesially since most fins with external ballast are not designed strong enough to withstand a bad grounding or colision.
I would definatly not choose a daggerboard/bulb set-up for obvious reasons.
My choice is a heavily laid-up hull, internal ballasted modified fin or keel with full skeg rudder or full skeg with aprature for the prop such as the Southern cross underbody.
I also would prefer an anchor platform for quick and easy deployment.
I am re-launching my boat Friday and I have to finnish getting her ready so...thanks for your reply Jeff.