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post #2 of Old 04-18-2003
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keel/centerboard seaworthiness

It very much depends on the design. Certainly some of the 1960''s/ 1970''s era keel centerboarders designed by the like of S&S, Charlie Morgan, Ted Brewer, and Ted Hood (Dieter Empacher)etc. were intended as sea boats and did well as such. While they were typically a little heavier than a similar keel boat with a similar stability, they offered good sailing manners on most points of sail, espcially if you don''t mind playing the board.

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