fin keel


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fin keel

[′fin ‚kēl]
(naval architecture)
A metal plate or thin fairing attached to the keel of sailing craft to give resistance to lateral motion, and frequently having a cigar-shaped lead bulb at the bottom to give transverse stability. Also known as ballast fin.
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The fin keel was made in New Zealand, the bulb is being cast in South Australia, the sails are from Doyle, while Peter Kula of Applied Composites in Melbourne is building the carbon fibre mast.
13m STANDARD DRAFT CAST IRON FIN KEEL WITH ELONGATED BULB AND EXTERIOR EPOXY BARRIER COAT M.