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14Ft Double Keel

Hello, I was surfing the classifieds today when an add for a 14ft double keel sailboat popped up. I have been looking for an affordable, compact sailboat for a while now and was wondering if anyone knew what it was. The seller says it was impoted from the UK, Thanks.
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Might be a Voyager 14. Just under 14'. Neat looking boat. I love little boats. I think it would need an outboard. Doesn't look like it would row very well.
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Re: 14Ft Double Keel

Twin keel, also called bilge keelers are quite common in the UK, in particular in areas with large tidal ranges. The idea is that the boat can sit on the ground in harbours that dry at low tide. Interestingly, some French builders are making quite high performance boats this way, such as the RM 1070.

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After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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Re: 14Ft Double Keel

Thanks you guys, With regards to the outboard it comes with a 1.5hp Which should push it well for its weight.
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Re: 14Ft Double Keel

I am not sure 1.5 hp will push anything well. It might push the boat in perfect conditions but may struggle against a current, choppy sea or against a headwind. I don't know that I would get a twin keel boat unless I lived in a place like NE Canada or England where there is a huge tidal change and drying harbors. I was under the impression double keel boats suffer in performance, obviously not in the case of the boat Killarney-Sailor posted but in most twin keelers not performance oriented. On the other hand two short stubby keels might make trailer launching easier.

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