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Re: Production boats- justified bias?
... They move the keels. Any Non-pros doing this?? It might be good for me to see some take it easy lay back and relax type of sailing. ..
I like to hear about the one off custom boats... What a production boat can do.. Unless I am blessed beyond my dreams the one off custom boat will be out of my reach :-( Wish you all - skill, and great plans for the new year, Lou
Yes there are some cruisers having canting keels on their boats but they are very rich cruisers and normally on big yachts. One of the smaller that use it is that JP52 that I posted some posts back with a movie.
Not much to know about its use. The really reason they are not used on production boats is cost that is proportionally higher on a small boat than in a big yacht.
However there are some not very expensive racers using them and I mean racing minis. They cant them by hand but again not any that is a production boat either, at least to my knowledge.
A good year to you also and to all.