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For everyone with a swing keel, Try adjusting the keel for balancing. When first raising the keel it is not moving up so much as moving to the aft. Moving the keel just 6" aft substantially changes the center of resistance. This would help boats that head up constantly while under mainsail alone. Some boats may not be built for this but I would think any well designed swing keel would handle it just fine. I would not adjust the keel on a reach or at least anytime I felt abnormal resistance, the sideways force binds the keel and with the power of your winch you could damage and sink your ship. TJ
 
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