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post #33 of Old 10-02-2006
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Originally Posted by rossir
eryka - your CSY is the kind of keel/rudder combination I am interested in. How does she handle?
rossir - the tradeoffs between tracking straight and agility will depend on what you're using the boat for. Our modified-full keel handles a lot like a tank when trying to turn in tight places like a marina, somewhat aided by the barn door sized rudder. She does quite well steering a straight line out in the open, though. CSYs have are nicknamed 'reef crunchers' - sturdy, heavy, overbuilt, slow. You don't buy these boats for performance, they were built specifically for the heavier winds of the tropics and the rigors of the charter trade.
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