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post #6 of Old 11-06-2006
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A full keel is good but a modified full keel may be better as it will give you less wetted surface, be faster, and just as safe and stable. Keels 5-61/2 ft better for the ocean over shoal draft types. The longer the water line the better(faster boat). Cutter rig boats are good. Even though its a sail boat one of the most important systems aboard is the engine. Yanmar and Perkins two of the most reliable as parts available world wide...Also make sure the engine is in top condition. Good Luck.
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