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Fin keel is the standard fixed keel. Retractable is the swing keel. This allows for shallow draft with the keel up and decent sailing performance with the keel down. The last is a winged keel. This is a fixed keel, but with less draft than the standard keel.
For sailing performance, the standard fin will have the best performance. I would think that the swing keel would be second with the wing keel last.
To determine which keel is right for you, you need to answer a few questions:
1. Do you plan on trailering the boat? If so, the swing keel will be the easiest to launch and recover
2. Is there shallow water in your area? If so, the swing keel or the wing keel would be best
3. Are you going to leave the boat in salt water and you have shallow water? If so, the wing keel is best.
Your second question requires the polar charts for the boat. I don't have them, but I bet you can find them somewhere.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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