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Sloop vs Ketch
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:43:08 PM »
I have always wanted one. A cutter or sloop. There is a nice one on Yachtworld now. It was a ketch converted with advice from Bill Shaw. What is the story on the keel failures?

I'm looking at ketches.  As I get older, a big mainsail gets harder and harder to handle.  The ketch sailplan breaks things up nicely.  Plus, ketches usually have a shorter mainmast,  and there's some 55' bridges I'd like to be able to get under.

I hadn't heard anything about keel failures.  What do you know?
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Re: Sloop vs Ketch
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 06:18:09 PM »
You'll nave to sniff around. I saw something that implied several have had upgrades to a 'keel problem'...

The 424 is favorite of mine.