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Old 08-14-2006
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Close Quarter Manoeuvring - Shoal or Deep Keel

Can anyone share their opinion/experience with close quarter manoeuvring with a shoal keel vs. deep keel.

I've noticed several of the new production boats at our club with short drafts 4-5 feet seem more skittish in moderate winds, and more prone to drift almost like a powerboat.

I'm sure the windage of these boats is a factor but wonder how much the keel has to do with it.
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