We are a consortium of three ( three men in a boat)and we have been looking for a 35 to 40 ft Westerly to purchase. whilst speaking to our neighbouring boat owner in the boat yard last week this subject was mentioned. He commented that, in his experience,they have a tendency to slam when going to windward, which has set us back a little. Can anyone confirm or comment otherwise. We would be thinking of a fin keel, not a bilge, Thanks.