Originally Posted by Snowpetrel
Thats the million dollar question! I dont think Renkies are about performance, more ruggedness. They look like they will sail well enough to get anywhere in the world with acceptable efficiency.
There is an active thread on twin keelers at the moment stirring some debate. Also watch the video series "untie the lines" on youtube. She has a smaller Renkie. To me they look like tough straight forward boats that I wouldnt have too many issues taking anywhere. The flatter chined hullform might have a slightly snappy roll?
They look a bit angular for my taste, but thats a personal thing.
I think this may be the thread you mentioned - Looking for opinions on twin keel boats vs single
I've sailed a variety of boats with every type of keel
configuration I can think of and each does something better in some way but more important than the specific keel
type, it is the overall design.
I've now had my good sized twin keeler in the water
for over a month. Here is my take.
We held 7.1knots 18% into the 8.4 knot
, I am happy with that performance.
Large rolling waves and we felt very stable, small choppy stuff just made splash noise
off the hull
At dock/anchor its incredibly stable. I sit next to several other boats including some well known 45 to 55 foot sportfish and they bounce a bit more.
Yes - go watch untie the lines - good stuff.