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post #10 of Old 02-01-2013
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By the way, if the O'Day's 2'10" draft is accurate, it's only 2" deeper than the Catalina 25. There are also wing keel models that don't need a lot of water. They sort of split the difference between swing and fin keels. They are fixed, but shallow draft (the Catalina 25 with a wing is something like 2'11"). Their pointing ability is better than the swing keel models with the board up, but not as good as a fin keel. But, they don't have any lifting mechanisms to worry about.

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