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Old 11-13-2007
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I think you could draw most of your conclusions from Jeff's very complete answer above:

Full Keels and backing down Fin keels are more manouverable but more difficult to track straight

Full Vs Fins beating to windward Fin keels point higher and give less leeway

Stability and righting moment Fin keels have greater righting moment for the same weight

Practical effect on speed (cruising rather than racing) Full keels are slower

Blue Water implications Such as?
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