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Thank you all, this is a lot of good information; and I will re-read and digest it all in good time.

From what I am reading;

The fin keel, properly done, seems to be a generally good improvement over full keels? (Big Generalization)

Heaving To seems not to be as big a concern with fin keels as might have been alluded to elsewhere?

Speed is good, not just for racing.

Fin better for backing up; but the usefulness of that advantage is very user specific.

Fin vs. Full keel seems not a big enough issue to rule out an otherwise good boat based on that variable.

Thanks, I think I have enough to go on.


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