Even if it does flex a little, it's not a big deal, it's a big steel arch, it's going to flex. I would think the keel would have more to do with tenderness than the height of the traveler arch, most Hunters come with the standard shoal keel, if your considering one and your sailing area allows it, always get the deep keel.
I doubt it would flex even a fraction of an inch. I had mine removed for shipping when we bought and it took a couple of guys to drop it. ..... and I've wacked my head on it couple of times walking ocross the benches in the cockpit and even that didn't move it ....
Last edited by scottbr; 01-06-2010 at 01:46 PM.