Keel

What does "Keel" mean?

Today it means: Fin under a boat.

The keel is a fin or fins which are weighted to counter the effects of the wind on the sails. The size and shape of the keel play an important part in the performance of the vessel and the amount of resistance it gives to leeway. Keels can be fin, long or bulb.

See also: Leeway   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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