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Old 30-10-2013, 14:03   #16
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Re: Bilge Keel vs. Fin keel

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Yes, they need less draft and so can sail into shallower waters. Set against that though, a bilge keeler is far harder than a single-keel yacht to get free if it does go aground.
Perhaps, but then we wouldn't have reached the town Wharf at Wareham with a fin keeled yacht and therefore not run aground. Anyway it was marvelous entertainment for the tourists eating their ice creams. I could see their lips moving saying "you don't want to do it like that"

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