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Re: Full or fin keel?
Interesting, though, that ErikLYC, a new owner of a brand new centerboard boat, tells us his keel is only usable/structurally stable in the fully deployed position, which takes away that 'adjustable CLR' feature.
That is because Eric's boat is a Pogo 12.50, one of those that has a swing keel with all the ballast on the keel.
That creates different problems than on non ballast centerboard in what regards lateral forces. The keel has to be on the proper place to not move latterly face to the big forces on the head of the keel when the boat is heeled.
Eric also says that once in place even with waves and bad weather the keel does not have any movement. I guess that would not be possible with the keel half way, without being locked in the place.
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Last edited by PCP; 03-02-2013 at 06:14 PM.