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Old 07-07-2006, 17:04   #1
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Draft weight and depth

What boats have a shallow draft and what are your opinons on a shallow draft?
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Old 07-07-2006, 18:09   #2
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Whitecaps, you have been asking some good questions. This one, however, is very subjective. Where you will sail is a very important factor. A multihull has shallow draft, is a completely different story than a mono. A swing keel boat can perform quite well when you need the depth, and the keel can be raised for shallow areas. A bilge keel or twin keel boat can provide many of the benefits of a much shallower draft, while providing plenty of keel underway. A shallow draft boat wil generally be very rolly (with the above exceptions). It will be subject to substantially more leeway.
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Yes and you guys have all the answers, I am not done yet.
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Old 08-07-2006, 13:15   #4
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Add a few details to your profile. You may find some more location specific answers. For instance, is Lake Erie your destination? Or your starting point? Do you want to cruise the East or West Coast? All are relevant when choosing a boat.
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