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post #25 of Old 06-07-2010
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My V-21 came back up from a knockdown just fine and it's a swing keel with less ballast than the C-22. I got hit with the gust front of a big thunderstorm, had to be 60+, an the masthead was in the water. She shook it off, stood up and hauled to wind. Wind alone won't capsize a keel boat, even a swing keeled boat. Sliding down a wave beam on surely will though. He got real lucky there...

Baggett and Sons Marine Restoration
The Landing at Colony Wharf
Bellingham, WA.

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