fin keel

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a metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability

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It is both a stronger and lighter boat than its forebears with an epoxy hull of E-glass strategically positioned for strength and weight optimisation, with an integrated carbon frame supporting a long iron fin keel and streamlined T-bulb keel. SPECIFICATIONS Huzar 28CR PRICE Euro 86,500 for fin keel, Ex Europe + T, D&C charges LOA 8.55 m BEAM 2.59 m DRAFT 1.90 m DISPLACEMENT 2.50 tonnes ENGINE 20HP SAIL AREA 44.00 [m.sup.2]
There are two choices of cast iron keel, either short and long draft, but as most Australian owners will buy a First 35 for its competitive spirit, the longer 2,20 m, 1,670 kg deep fin keel is likely to be the most common keel specification for the Aussie boats delivered.
She is a medium displacement yacht with a fin keel and separate rudder behind a full skeg.
The Reichel-Pugh designed yacht is very fast for its length due to its powerful sail plan and stiff characteristics brought about by its generous T-bulb fin keel, which has a ballast of 2,500 kilograms.