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What is the difference between a scheel keel and a shoal keel?
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shoal keels are any keels that allow a boat to have a fairly shallow draft. Scheel keels are a type of shoal keel, developed and patented by Henry A. Scheel. It is designed to generate more hydrodynamic lift than a traditional keel, while lowering the center of gravity and reducing the draft required.

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A scheel keel is one way to get a shoal draft keel. It is a short fin keel with a flared tip unlike a keel with winglets. Shoal draft just means less draft then something else. You can get shoal draft by using a centerboard, daggerboard, long keel instead of deep keel, leeboards etc.
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