Re: Heave-To "Bilge Keelers"
Originally Posted by MBWhite
The Westerly is a twin keel so I suspect that is what he means...
I have a twin keeler, and while I have never been out in anything close to heaving-to weather
, the general consensus seems to be they do it better than a fin keel, or at least equal.
I think you will find twin and bilge are terms used for the same offset double keels.
UK uses the term Bilge.
And the bilge keel is perfectly adequate in Heave to situations.
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