Re: Full or fin keel?
Originally Posted by Tranquilo
OK, dumb question, but it won't be my first or last... is a winged keel, and fin keel one in the same?
No they are not the same. A wing keel is a type of bulb which minimally is supposed to act as a end plate and in extreme cases work as a wing when the boat is heeled. By traditional definition. A fin keel is any keel with a bottom less than 50% less than the length of the boat . In more modern usage, it's a keel in which does not have an attached rudder.
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