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Re: Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs
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.
Yes, mainly used to protect rudders, running gear and to be able to take the ground easily.
I thought his 54’ design built in 1994 was just minikeels. I could be wrong, or it could be it was designed for daycharters.
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