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Thanks Jeff,

That's a very good article explaining what the different types of keels are, and answers some of my theoretical questions.

Issues that I have heard mentioned; and would like some commentary on:

Full Keels and backing down

Full Vs Fins beating to windward

Stability and righting moment

Practical effect on speed (cruising rather than racing)

Blue Water implications

Thanks again,

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