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Bilge Keels

A bilge keel is a nautical device used to reduce a ship's tendency to roll.

What is Bilge Keels?

A bilge keel is a nautical device used to reduce a ship's tendency to roll. Bilge keels are employed in pairs (one for each side of the ship). A ship may have more than one bilge keel per side, but this is rare. Bilge keels increase hydrodynamic resistance to rolling, making the ship roll less.

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