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post #33 of Old 12-11-2009
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I pretty much agree with mitiempos assessment of the Contest. The keel on my 29 is basically a long fin keel with attached rudder. The keel is very narrow and the bilge quite firm. A few years after my 1969 29', they actually seperated the keel and rudder so that there is less wetted surface area, and the keel is hung from a skeg. Because the hulls are relatively narrow( 8' 9") on my 29, it is easily driven and the boats are actually quite fast for a cruising boat and weatherly to boot. As Mitiempo points out, they are very similar to albergs, and such of that period, my 29 is almost identical in most ways to a Triton.
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