Saturday, September 3, 2011

DH550 Catamaran

We have added an option of cruising fin keels to the DH550 performance cruising catamaran design. The plans continue to show the daggerboards that were originally in the design and additional drawings are now included to show the fixed keels.

DH550 prototype "Wild Vanilla"

Daggerboards offer improved windward performance and the ability to pull the boards up for beaching and for side-slipping in extreme weather. Cruising keels offer simpler sailing.

This option will also be available on the smaller sister, the Dix 470, when any builder wants that feature.

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