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" Valiant, Caliber, and Mason........... One thing that is clear all have full keel instead of fin keel."
That is not true at all, both the Caliber and the Valiant are fin keels with skeg hung rudders, as are most designs being promoted today primarily for offshore use. The exception to that might be the Island Packets, which have something between a long fin and a full keel, but oddly enough use a post hung rudder like any modern race boat, except that the bottom of the rudder on an IP is almost at the same depth as the keel making it more vulnerable.