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post #3 of Old 06-17-2008
arbarnhart
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I have a little swing keel boat. On a beam it will limit leeway but cost me speed. Going windward even a little bit it helps, especially for tacking. Running downwind it does nothing but slow the boat and makes gybing harder.

-Andy
Newport 17 - "Kohanna"
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