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Old 08-14-2006
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One thing about wing keels that I'd also point out. If you do go aground, then you can't heel the boat to reduce draft, as your draft will increase a bit as you heel a winged keel, due to the wings. Might make getting off a bit more difficult, but YMMV.
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