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Re: Full or fin keel?

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Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
...... If you haven't seen what happens when a fin keel hits a reef at 6 knots you should come to the Pacific North West and visit any boatyard, its pretty scary. Just a few thoughts
True enough, but I'd think the premise would be to avoid such encounters.. I know accidents happen but I'd hate to think that ramming a rock would be a frequent enough occurrence to dissuade me from a particular boat type...

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