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Old 03-12-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

Very good point and this is where design, skill, and sail quality and inventory come into play. I sail a very small, heavy 22' full keeler that can kill a standard 30' fin on any point of sail in light winds. I also sail engine-less which might be why I purchased a high performance boat. I purchased the boat for blue water so performance and safety were at the top of my list. At the end of the day its all about personal preference. My sailing skills are average at best so I chose a boat that I knew would take care of me. I guess another factor in choice might be price, you can drop 10 grand on an old full keel plastic fantastic and set off to see the world. Fin keel boats have there place as do full keel boats, I've owned both.
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