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post #4 of Old 08-14-2006
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To add to PBzeer's comments, I would suggest either a fin or a bulb. Naval Academy studies of goundings suggest that a bulb is generally the easiest form of a keel to extract from a grounding; followed by fin keels, long fins, full keels, wing keels and then lastly bilge (twin) keels.

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