Re: Old Can of Worms, Deep keel vs Shallow/No Keel
You should look closely at MMD's proposal, if you follow up on it you will get your Laurel. (for those not in the SCA, it is an arts and sciences award)
I'm reading your posts, and there are a lot of topics all rolling around like loose cargo. Yes, we all know that the plastic palaces are designed as living rooms, not boats.
You need to read up on designers before making blanket statements about them. Some are strong advocates of shallow draft, others are not. There is a great diversity out there.
All the world thinks Colin Archer designed deep draft keels. That is a semantic debate, but it is nice to have a common lexicon.
Seaworthy means at sea, suggesting a boat be saved by beaching is not a discussion of its capabilities at sea, its a discussion about its ability to make safe harbor. You are welcome to change the subject mid argument if you like, but I doubt it will improve the audiences opinion of your original assertion.
Spend more time around boats, the arguements are very nuanced. It makes the topic fascinating, because just when you think you have it figured out you learn something new. It gets even better when you start sailing them. Welcome aboard.
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