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Old 04-24-2001
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twisted keel wings

A neighbor at my marina is preparing to launch his Hunter 310, originally purchased last year. As we were talking I looked at the wings on his keel and noticed that the starboard wing was canted down while the port was canted up. The total difference at the wing tips is less than 1.5 inches. My neighbor was concerned that this might cause a problem. I suggested to him that, on his boat, the different angles would probably not make a noticable difference. And since he sailed for a season without complaining there probably is no concern.

Aside from being a sign of poor workmanship, can anyone provide any input on how these unbalanced wings might affect performance, if at all?

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