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Which type of keel to choose
So here is my question, I am preparing to purchase a boat. My first cruising will be done off of Florida and the Bahamas, however after that I would like to have something that is seaworthy enough to go further abroad and hopefully do some blue water cruising. Am i going to be too limited while cruising Florida and the Bahamas if I get a vessel with a 5' 5" keel? Will I be too limited in more open water if I get something with a draft of 3' 11"?
I very much appreciate your advice!
EDIT: Let me rephrase my question: I would prefer to buy a boat with a deeper keel, how big a limitation will this be while cruising off of Florida and in the Bahamas? Is there many places I won't be able to go because of the extra few feet of draft?
Last edited by pos3idon; 02-18-2010 at 01:32 PM.
Reason: Clarifying Question