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Old 08-22-2006
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I've had two swing keel boats and they were fun cause you could get into all kinds of places with them, but the pennants were always a problem. They always seemed to let go at the wrong time...giving me a draft too deep for where I was headed. I've seen some larger c-board boats with hydraulic or gear driven lifts and I would have more confidence in these for offshore work. A cable submerged full time in salt water is just a problem waiting to happen.
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