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Re: Why I like a full keel

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Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
What about when not motoring? I would think it, then, would be more likely to glide over things with a protected prop.
Yes, it is far, far less likely to snag a line with a prop on a full keel than on a fin keel. That is true whether motoring or sailing. It is still possible to snag a prop, so you should steer clear of pots when you see them, but if you do run over a trap, it is exceedingly unlikely the line will catch as compared to an exposed prop.

People here are confusing what is possible with what is probable.

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