reason for keel rise in fishing vessel

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  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Keel drag like other things, serves a variety of functions.

  2. Joe Petrich
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    Joe Petrich Designer

    All of the FRP commercial fishing vessels and expedition yachts we have built have grounding shoes.

    Most if not all steel fishing boats that I know of have extra thick plating on the bottom of the cvk serving the same purpose.
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