Fin Keel

(Sailing Vessel Component)

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Sailing Vessel Component
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What is Fin keel?

The fin keel is a stationary foil positioned amidships and projecting downwards under the hull of a sailing vessel. The design purpose of the fin keel is to provide lateral resistance to wind forces applied to the boat via the sails and to facilitate the placement of ballast below the hull while presenting less wetted surface area than a full keel, which helps to reduce drag and leeway.

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sailing vessel component

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