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Re: Full or fin keel?

Originally Posted by Familycruisers View Post
Full? Fin?
What about Bilge!!!!!
I don't know if this should be another thread, but bilge keels look very interesting. Which ever way the boat heels, one (somewhat pathetic) keel is almost straight up and down, which to my mind means they can be as effective as a deeper keel running at an angle. And the other one, well, is vertical stability desirable or undesirable in a seaway?

Do they make them with aerodynamic keels, or just flat plates? There is one (British made) just down the road from me, looks very cool. I haven't examined it, but I'd love to. Could be a bugger to get off a sandbar.
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