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post #255 of Old 04-02-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

While cleaning my office today to avoid starting taxes, I happened to read the back cover of an old "Practical Sailor" magazine, Sept. 2011.

Because I've been thinking about fin keels and bulbs, which sound very good, I was immediately struck by the following quote:

". . . I'm considering going to all-chain (rode). Also, because my boat is pretty light with a fin keel and bulb, the rode wraps around the bulb when the current is stronger than the wind, requiring diving to free the mess. This is manageable in July, not so fun in October."

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