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post #40 of Old 06-08-2012
Brent Swain
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Re: Keel shape and pointing

A keel with a sharper leading edge will stall much quicker in rough water, than one with a blunter leading edge. How sharp is best, depends on how rough the water you are racing in, and the resulting leeway angle.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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