SailNet Community - View Single Post - Keel Anxiety!
Thread: Keel Anxiety!
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 08-10-2004
SailorMitch's Avatar
SailorMitch SailorMitch is offline
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
Keel Anxiety!

Spang,

If you''ve read former posts on this topic, then you know I like the winged keel on Pearsons. I liked the one on the 27, and bought a P-33 with a wing as well.

I also agree that for your purposes, I wouldn''t fixate on what kind of keel a boat has. Find the boat that suits your needs, one that grabs you, one that won''t go aground every 5 minutes where you''ll be sailing, and take the keel that comes with it. Yes, a deep fin will perform better than a shoal draft, but only if the fin keel stays off the bottom.

The fellow in Annapolis who bought my P-27 keyed in on that particular model because it draws 3''4". His house is on the water, and at low tide at his dock he has........ 3''4" of water. Happy coincidence, huh?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook