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Old 10-04-2021, 22:01   #1
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Fin keel or Full keel...

I'd like to hear a few thoughts based on experience...
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

Sigh... not again, please, not again!

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Surely the OP shares a light joke?
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

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Old 11-04-2021, 00:35   #6
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

How bout no keel....oops that would be a former fin keel...on with the show this is it!
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

Oh for crying out loud.

Let's just talk about the virtues of boats that have NO keels. A fully loaded dory is amazingly stable. The Polynesian boats all did amazing things sans keels. Or how about scows... or how about this scow with foils... maybe we have been hung up on keels for too long.
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

I feel the answer is YES. You are better off with a keel on acruising boat.
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Somewhere over 150,000 n. mi. including crossing oceans, all fin keel sailing.

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The best keel is the one you have.
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I would keel for a rhum.. I'm fin ished.
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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

The full keel boats are just so nice to look at and are so seaworthy they are hard to resist even though they may not point that well etc the rest outweighs the performance.

I'm at this time checking out a very nice Southern Cross 31 with transom hung rudder.

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Re: Fin keel or Full keel...

I own a true full keel boat, much like the Southern Cross. There are advantages and disadvantages. My personal preference would be a modified fin with decent skeg (and skeg-hung rudder). But you dance with the one what brung ya.

And yes, these boats are beautiful (to my eye ).

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