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Old 04-03-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

The anchor rode issue also occurs on fin keels that have a trailing edge that rakes back making it possible for the keel to hook on it.

Yes a full keel with heavy displacement will by it's nature have a better "comfort ratio" , but the whole point of this thread is to discuss the comparative points of fin and full keel. As far as I am concerned for an ocean cruiser the better motion and tracking abilities are extremely important attributes at sea.

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