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Old 26-09-2012, 04:45   #1
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a beginners question

I am going to buy a boat (32). The model I am looking at has the option of 2m or a 1.50m keel. What are the advantages to have the 2m keel?
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I am going to buy a boat (32). The model I am looking at has the option of 2m or a 1.50m keel. What are the advantages to have the 2m keel?
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Deeper keel means better stability and probably pointing ability (depending on design).
Shorter keel means shallower anchorages are more available to you.
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Re: a beginners question

Welcome to the forum J.
The deeper keel will give better performance, particularly to windward, but at the expense of restricted access to shallower areas.
Sometimes he different keel options have different construction which can effect maintenance.

If you tell us where you sail, the boat model, and want you want to do (race, cruise etc) someone will be able to guide you to the best choice.
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Re: a beginners question

A 2 meter keel sounds like a lot on a 32 foot boat. Typically boats in the low 30 feet have something like 1.70 to 1.85 as a long keel and 1.5m as a shoal keel.

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