I seriously doubt that Darius much cares, as his OP was from 2002, and is over SEVEN YEARS OLD... if he hasn't bought a boat by now, he's likely dead.
Saildog, this is the 2nd similar comment you made in this thread. From you and others, I get the impression that unless the topic has never been discussed, then don't bother to post. Somebody was carrying on the other day because two people asked essentially the same kind of question that had been discussed several years ago, and they failed to search for the info before posting the question. So, before I get chastised again, I'm reading some "older" threads to gain info. (I thought that was one purpose of these forums, along with some of the stated groundrules), therefore, the added comments/replies are helpful to newbies/new subscribers.
Makes me wonder why you're reading such an old thread.
Since I've committed another posting sin of getting off topic (which I thought also occurred in this thread with the question about deep keels), I'll mention that the search capabilities within this web application and the server response times make it more "labor intensive" to find answers to questions.
I thought that was another reason for these forums- to share information.
If I met you in a marina bar or at dock, and we were having a friendly conversation, getting to know one another, and I asked your opinion about anchors, would you tell me "Oh you should have been here yesterday- we talked about anchors then. Today, we are talking about outsourcing widgits in Bombay."?
This site is really informative- not as easy to use as a revived ignorant sailing enthusiast with a thousand questions would care for, but with everyone's blessing, I'll continue to read and participate when I can.