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Crossing shallow bars in big waves keel boats have a distressing habit of bouncing their keels on the bottom when they are at the bottom of waves. I saw one in the Bahamas that had driven the keel through the bottom of the boat.
It is essential to judge the wave height, water depth and keel depth.