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post #9 of Old 04-14-2010
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Does the swing keel pivot up into a stub or is it exposed? If it is exposed the hull should be supported evenly on both sides of the keel for a substantial portion of the boat's length. If it pivots into a stub it is strong enough to take the weight and the boat should be supported by this.

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