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Re: Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs

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Originally Posted by smj View Post
Chris White has been using fixed keels in conjunction with daggerboards for years.

A great picture of the Atlantic 57 Anna during spring cleaning!

And Resolute, an Atlantic 48.
He also has a 54 design with keels that was built in 1994.
Yes, but those fixed keels are very short and not intended as the main foils like full LAR keel boats (they are just 11" on the Atlantic 42, for example). He describes them mostly as a device to overcome some of the practical shortcomings of pure daggerboards for cruising boats. The keel on the 57 is 3', I believe, which is very short for that size boat.

He only recently moved to a pure LAR keel design without daggers at all.

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