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Re: Full or fin keel?

Another keel that always appealed to me was the work of Henry Scheel. I think best put to use on the Cheribini s. Narrow as a knife. 44- a ketch 48 -a stays'l schooner but both full keelers could go to weather like a witch.Well past hull speed. Looks to be a wet boat - but never sailed one so don't know. Bet she would have a solid ride. Put together right and drop dead gorgeous. There were two 44's in my prior harbor(Marion). Would stop even a speedfreak's heart to see them zipping around Buzzards Bay. Believe one of Lee Cheribini's descendents still builds them at the same yard in N.J. Now all glass ( deck used to be laminated wood).They also built some pretty motorboats. If I had a $1m+ and the bucks to maintaiin one it would be a kick to have one. Small inside but two could live on her.

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