Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay, MD
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"There is absolutely no relationship between a full keel and comfort. It is true that many a boat that is comfortable for offshore work has a full keel, but its not the full keel that makes the boat comfortable. Motion comfort comes from a cluster of factors that revolve around a boat's buoyancy and weight distribution, and dampening."
Jeffy: So many times on this site you express these really strong opinions that have no basis in fact. It's amusing. You throw out a bunch of bullshi*t that sounds kind of good but ultimately it makes not sense. Are you saying that a fin keel is just as comfortable as a full keel upwind in heavy seas? Seriously? The common argument about fin keel v. full keel is that a fin keel will point higher but bounce you to death such that you have to fall off. Meanwhile, a full keel will not point as high but will cut through big waves more comfortably. You are a typical architect....engineering envy!
Stick to what you do best. Waxing poetically about your Jack Kerouac days as a sailor.
By the way, we should get together, smoke some rope and talk about the old days.
Last edited by Surfesq; 07-05-2006 at 10:36 PM.