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fin keel[′fin ‚kēl]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Bob was keen to design a very 'fast' boat, about 38ft long, with a separate rudder and fin keel