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Jeff ... I''m confused. I thought that an encapsulated keel offered better protection if grounded ... that a full keel protected the rudder and so forth.
A recent Cruising World article described a Catalina that hit rocks in the Bay of Fundy. The keel and hull sustained substantial damage that, I think, would not have been the case with a full or cutaway forefoot encapsulated traditional style keel.
Perhaps not. Anyway, certainly a modern bolt on keel design offers the high performance versatility lacking in the traditional design.
I''m still confused by your statement.