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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.
Last edited by wolfenzee; 04-03-2012 at 02:57 PM.