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Old 04-24-2012
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Re: shoal draft keel vs regular keel

Peter:
There is no substitute for draft in terms of performance. Of course I sail on Puget Sound where the water is deep so draft is not an issue here. I'm lucky. I tell clents that draft is a "personal problem". If you can't sail in your chosen cruising ground due to draft then that is not "good performance". Personally I would not want a shoal draft boat.

You might also find that in addition to poor performance on the wind the shoal draft boat will give up some stability.
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