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post #17 of Old 11-13-2007
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Jeff H,
You say, ďBy the classic definition of a fin keel any keel whose bottom is less than 50% of the length of the boat is a fin keel.Ē You have used this statement frequently and its wording implies that it is a well know and published statement. But I canít find any reference that defines it this way. This is a convenient definition but it would be nice to have something to cite when saying this. Where did this come from?
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Robert Gainer

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Never design a boat that is weaker then the mast

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