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Lifting keels on ULDB sport boats make them trailerable, dry sailed and therefore eliminates the need for bottom paint. With a 6''+ drop keel, a carbon rig and a 5-6'' bow spirit, these boats are fast enough to steam water. With all that speed, the keel is really stressed, and failures have occured.
On page 7 of Sail Anachy''s Forum lists some of the boats that have experience keel failures. http://www.sailinganarchy.com/index.htm