Re: Full or fin keel?
Sail the boat you like and fits your mission. This isn't a fact based argument thread, its opinion. As far as safety and efficiency, the argument about 'fin' vs. full was over and the door nailed shut with Mr. Perry's Valiant 40 and the Cal 40. Boats of BOTH types (full and fin keel) sail successfully pretty much anywhere people sail. Sail what you want and have fun doing it, but don't make an argument rationalizing what millions safe ocean miles has proven to work very very well. So much so that full keel boats are becoming rare.
Last edited by puddinlegs; 05-14-2012 at 12:29 PM.