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by jimbox
Fri May 04, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Ballast Lead
Replies: 16
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Re: Ballast Lead

The Francis Drake (FG) has internal ballast. I used lead 'pigs' or 'ingots' (conjure a mental picture of the gold stored in Ft. Knox); in effect 50 lb 'bricks'. Using a compound miter saw with a non-ferrous blade, I cut each piece to fit into the keel cavity packing each as close together as possib...

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