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Old 08-29-2011
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You cannot capsize a keel boat with wind alone. It needs breaking waves much higher than the width of the boat.

The rule of thumb for maximum hell is 17 degrees. This might vary from boat to boat. But after this degree you will be loosing speed therefore it is best to reduce sail or change to more favorable wind angle.
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