Originally Posted by blt2ski
I looked up the Pogo the other day a bit more. About as I figured it would be different from a SF3200. Not sure the swing keel would be my cup of tea, but interesting none the less. For sailing here where I am, I would prefer a fixed keel version if there was one. ...Marty
The swing keel has nothing to do with a centerboard swing keel. On those the keel has no ballast, on the Pogo, all the keel is ballast and most of it is at the bottom (2.80M). If they had a fixed keel, to give the boat the same characteristics (big stability and low weight), they would have to put a keel with about the same draft. A boat with 2,8M draft would not be practical for cruising purposes...and the solution was the swing keel.