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I wouldn't want this thread to sidetrack too much off the Cynthia Woods investigation, but the J133 lost keel is an interesting discussion point.
Yes, there are clear performance benefits to these high aspect keel designs, and likely the attachment is engineered to more than withstand sailing conditions. But it really does illustrate how such a small footprint for the keel attachment leaves the boat vulnerable in a grounding where forces can far exceed anything experienced while sailing.
Also, looking at those photos, do I see a keel bolt (or two) that remained in place on the hull? I.e., was it pulled out of the keel casting?
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