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Re: Full or fin keel?
In Paulos video example of the open 70 being knocked down by the large wave and returning to the upright position rapidly, the trade off is a very fragile boat. In the first leg 3 of the 6? boats retired before the half way point and 2 of those never made it into the Atlantic....
You can only be kidding
Put your boat sailing at 40K, let him fall repeatedly from the top of 25ft waves at 25k ...and you will probably will have a boat in small pieces. The efforts these boats are subjected are HUGE.
Sail one of these boats conservatively at cruising speed (and that means fast anyway) and it will be an incredibly strong boat.
Last edited by PCP; 04-03-2012 at 01:26 PM.