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post #485 of Old 09-29-2012
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Wink Re: Full or fin keel?

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Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
You might want to tell that to what is very likely the majority of successful ocean crossers, who have fin keel boats.
crossing an ocean can be done with even a raft made of styrofoam, doesn't mean it's comfortable.
a full keel is better in heavy weather, and large waves, as it's less likely to heel with the waves, and more likely to simply go straight.

Sure you can plot your courses to avoid storms, and only go in mild weather, but then you miss out on all that rollercoaster fun .
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