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Catalina 28 and 30 sailing question


Anyone by a chance sailed both the winged and finned versions of the C-28 and or C-30 boats? I understand that the fin keel boat sails better windwards. Can someone provide a more detailed comparission of these boats? How about tenderness (heeling) and ease of single handing? How about running aground? As I understand the big plow on the bottom is fairly hard to get unstuck... Is the wing keel's only advantage is the draught? Thanks for any info. Regards.
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The draft issue is a 'where" do you sail question. If you sail in Puget Sound as I do, the is NO, NONE< Zippo etc IMHO of a wing keel, no matter how you slic the cake etc. BUT, if you sail in some of the shallower bay areas on the east coast, then "maybe" the wing/shoal keel has an advantage. But I doubt either of the above boats will be a big deal be it fin or wing even back their.


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