What is the difference between a coastal crusier and a bay b
Love the discussion, but I have a few questions I''d like to ask. You said that a "Properly engineered a daggerboard scabboard distributes the loads to a very large area of the hull offering the potential for a connection that is actually stronger than either an encapsulated or bolted on fin keel ".
I agree and totally understand the arguments for a fin or daggerboard scabboard (performance, less wetted surface area), but I can''t really see your argument that it will be stronger than an encapsulated keel. The way I see it if you have a boat that ran aground on a sand bar or on a reef ( a reality and concern with coastal cruising) that the boat with an encapsulated modified full keel will withstand the torsional and leverage arm forces much better than a fin or daggerboard.