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Old 27-04-2021, 03:56   #136
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

I think many of us like our old full keel/long keel sailboats not only because they are very seaworthy, but also because they have the look of sailboats we saw as kids.

And for a very small investment, you can go sailing pretty much where ever you want.
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Beautiful Bristol. (Reminds me of Pearson Triton I had decades ago on Lake Superior.)
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And for a very small investment, you can go sailing pretty much where ever you want.
THAT is one of the greatest virtues of one of our old, sweet boats.
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Old 30-04-2021, 08:46   #140
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

The seller doesn't return my emails. Possibly, the boat has already been sold. Well, I'll find something else then.
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Old 30-04-2021, 10:38   #141
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At the moment, the poll says 44 to 32 in favor of full keels over fin keels. I don't know how to interpret the results. If the manufacturers were to built new full keels, would the market buy them...? I think people have voted for full keels considering the used sailboat market. Despite the reasons lying under the votes, I believe the members of Cruisersforum have said their word.
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Beautiful Bristol. (Reminds me of Pearson Triton I had decades ago on Lake Superior.)
Yeah, that Blue Bristol 27 is a nice looking boat, but it isn't mine.

I was looking at it because when I get my rigging replaced I'll have them center the mast. At this time the mast is actually tilted forward a bit so when they set it up properly, I'll have to move my boom up a bit more to clear the dodger which is easy enough, but I hate moving it up too high.

So I was looking at the Blue Bristol which just has the original stock setup with the boom in it's original position.

Mine at this time is probably 8"-10" higher than original setting. The boom has a floating goose neck so no problem really......
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... when I get my rigging replaced I'll have them center the mast. At this time the mast is actually tilted forward a bit so when they set it up properly, I'll have to move my boom up a bit more to clear the dodger which is easy enough, but I hate moving it up too high.
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Watch for change in balance, weather helm?
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Watch for change in balance, weather helm?
Yeah that's possible that it will have a bit more weather helm, but I don't like the mast tilted forward. Plus my jib is getting old so I could buy one that is a bit larger. Mine is like a 110-120% plus a 90%.

I'd actually like to get a mainsail with a shorter foot also but my main is still in good shape and it's 8 oz. If Bacon Sails happens to get one in though that would fit, I might buy it.

I at least want it straight up, but I usually always had my masts raked back some but I was racing then.

Nothing is going to help this boat with pointing I don't think. Raking the mast back would help but the difference wouldn't be worth it
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Give me an Vintage Alden design!!




I thought the S & S yachts were fine but now they are too extreme. I suppose because yachts are built to a budget and finned keel yachts are cheaper to build.


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A strange poll result. I bet if there were full keels all over the new sailboat market, nobody voted here would be interested in them.

I used to be a huge full keel supporter. I was pretty much parroting what I had read and heard - all hearsay info based on zero experience. After all said and done, I would go against my vote and pick a fin keel eventually.

My path will start with a Day Sailer. After mastering that, I want a Catalina 22 Capri. And eventually, something like Sun Odyssey 349 with classic mast and deep keel. Fin w/bulb & dual rudders and Fractional Sloop started to make more sense to me as I learn more.
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I used to be a huge full keel supporter. I was pretty much parroting what I had read and heard - all hearsay info based on zero experience. After all said and done, I would go against my vote and pick a fin keel eventually.
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It is a strange result. I don't believe it is anywhere near reflective of reality. I've encountered very few boats that are true full keels. Mine always stands out in any yard I've hauled out in.
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something like Sun Odyssey 349 with classic mast and deep keel. Fin w/bulb & dual rudders and Fractional Sloop started to make more sense to me as I learn more.
Great till you have to manouver in a tight marina on a windy day, that was when on a delivery of an Oceanis 331 with twin rudders I was very relieved the previous owner had installed a bow thruster.. rudders had next to no control at low speed under power.
And in a really strong wind even the thrusters no help.
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It is a strange result. I don't believe it is anywhere near reflective of reality. I've encountered very few boats that are true full keels. Mine always stands out in any yard I've hauled out in.
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How much did you pay for your good looking boat?
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Great till you have to manouver in a tight marina on a windy day, that was when on a delivery of an Oceanis 331 with twin rudders I was very relieved the previous owner had installed a bow thruster.. rudders had next to no control at low speed under power.
And in a really strong wind even the thrusters no help.
Wow! That I didn't know, Sir. By the time, my opinion surely will change anyway!? At the moment, I'm pretty keen about the Day Sailer and Catalina 22 steps - Actually, still looking for a Day Sailer. I'm about to miss the season; I'm pretty disappointed with myself for not acting earlier.
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