Consent Form | Sailing World - Bottom of sail boats
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Learn about sailboat parts and how they work together to steer a sailboat. The keel, a long, slim plank that juts out from the bottom of the hull, provides an. The keel is basically a flat blade sticking down into the water from a sailboat’s bottom. Traditional boats have graceful keels built into the shape of the hull; the ballast is either bolted to the bottom of the keel or placed inside it. The keel is built of whatever the boat is.