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post #21 of Old 10-25-2007
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I agree that you got a whole lot of nothing from the messages generated. If you wanted to be talked out of "goin", you got that....I'll apologize for them to you....
You don't want a flat bottom boat in the ocean...too rough riding. You want the keel to be 40% (or there about) of displacement...that will help you get back upright in a knockdown. You don't want alot of beam for length ratio...that way she'll be more apt to come back from turtle. And, go as deep as possible...righting moment. I'd be really suprised if, wherever you may go, you can't get in with 6 or 8 feet hanging below you....
Oh ya, go sailing alot ! ! ! Even if you're an experienced sailor, GO SAILING A LOT !!!!!
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