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Old 11-27-2002
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Twin bilge keels?

I, at this time own a twin keel s/v. It has it''s goods and bads. At anchor she''s very stable and I can get very close to shore. Some nights I''ve ended up on the hard and didn''t know until morning. And in rough weather she handles well. The down falls are performance. They do not point up well and you loose COG to the lee, Badly. Going up a channel one day a fixed keel s/v of the same size tacked three times compaired to my six times although we were traveling at the same speed. Before the wind or a broad reach, she screems.
My $.02 ...........Del
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