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Old 03-30-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

In effect Paulo is saying "the wider boat with fin keel will snap faster than the full keel boat, but both will heel to the same angle"
So what happens when that heel angle is reached? Does the fin keel boat just sit there, frozen in time?

I'm confused as well Peter. I would also have thought that "rotate much easier" would mean "snap faster" as well.

None of this addresses your question about damping. Perhaps he didn't understand what you were asking.
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