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post #3 of Old 04-25-2001
Denr
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twisted keel wings

Nigel Calder stated in a recent Ocean Navigator article that the origin of wing keels (I like to refer to them as wing dings) was to skirt the racing rules for the Americans Cup boats. He also made the comparison of the current breed of wing keels to that of Bruce anchors. I would guess that the Hunter you spoke of might take a better set when going aground on one tack better than she would on the other. Seriously, no one buying such a boat from this manufacturer should be totally surprised by this latest revelation!
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