SailNet Community - View Single Post - Full or fin keel?
View Single Post
post #41 of Old 01-30-2012
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,453
Thanks: 11
Thanked 238 Times in 189 Posts
Rep Power: 10
In the case of your Morgan OI 33, if she does not appear to heel much it is as a result of whole bunch of reasons which have very little do with the type of keel that she has or the fact that she has a comparartively low-ballast to displacement ratio for a shoal draft boat.

In the case of the Morgan 33, these are very beamy boats, with small sail plans for their displacement. They also have a lot of freeboard so that the heel angle does not seem all that extreme since the rail remains high above the water at pretty large heel angles. In fairness though, designers like Charlie Morgan, Ted Hood, and Dieter Empachter were all able to model comparatively heavish displacement designs that are less drag than might otherwise be expected. Hood and Empachter, made up for the extra displacement with comparatively high ballast ratios and generous sail plans.....Morgan on the Out Island series, not so much.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Jeff_H is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome