Scheel Keels

jimi

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Many thanks, all, I was looking at a Moody 376. Don't think I'll be as put off by one as I was initially.
 

Sybarite

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What centre board?:confused:

It had a Sheel keel!!

I was drawing a parallel with a centre board. Downwind you don't need the board. Downwind a Scheel keel (being shallower) might similarly be effective.

Therefore when you say that you arrived before the others this is significant if you had a range of wind directions but less so if you were only on a broad reach.

This said I like very much the idea of a Scheel keel on a cruising boat - also the tandem keel. I believe you would have better sailing performance than with a centre-boarder or a bilge-keeler yet still benefit from relatively shallow draft for cruising.
 
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