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Old 28-05-2008, 22:04   #1
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What is a good size for full time crusing?

Dagger or keel for caribbean? Daggers ever get stuck?
Any have kickup rudders besides Gemini?
Any good places to store the Cat in dry dock while Im back in Idaho
in the summer for a good price?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 29-05-2008, 14:46   #2
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Hi videorov - you might have to be more specific to get some useful answers, like are you limiting yourself to the Carib for cruising? Do you intend to leave the boat in the Carib or transit back and forth to US east coast? Dry storage for a good price? In the Carib, during storm season? What do you consider "good"?

How many people?

It stands to reason that dagger boards are a lot more prone to getting stuck than a keel. So yea, I guess you'd have to conclude that they can get stuck. Mine haven't. Well made boards and trunks that are properly cared for should not get stuck. As to best - boards or keels - both have pros and cons and this comes down to the owner's preferences, budget, etc. No one can tell you what's best for you.

You will not likely find too many kick up rudders on cruising boats much larger than the Gemini. More likely on a tri.

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