Keel is described as the flat surface built into the bottom of the boat to prevent the reduce the leeway caused by the wind pushing against the side of the boat. A keel also usually has some ballast to help keep the boat upright and prevent it from heeling too much. There are several types of keels, such as fin keels and full keels.

Fin keel is a keel that is narrow and deeper than a full keel.

Full keel full keel is a type of keel that that runs the length of the boat. Full keels have a shallower draft than fin keels.

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"Keel" is in the UNSPSC Code "25111919"
  Keel protectors
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