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Date Posted: - Thursday - 10/ 6/11 - 9:04am
Author: Terry Kelly
Subject: Adding Ballast
In reply to: Gene Trentham 's message, "Adding ballast" on - Friday - 09/30/11 - 7:31pm

We have the same problem with Bridget (formerly Carpe Diem).

I bought 200# of lead which i plan to put port aft to counteract the sbrd water tank and batteries plus the 35# anchor hanging off the bow pulpit.

In our case, I think replacing the old perk with a yanmar is one of the contributing factors to her being out of trim, and I base the amount of weight on the fact that my 6'5", 240# son seems to do the trick when he stands port/aft.

Now, we'll have to wait till spring to see if it works!

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[> [> Adding Ballast -- Gene Trentham, - Saturday - 10/ 8/11 - 8:13am

Thanks for the feedback. I don't use chain rode other than heavy for the first 20'. Don't anchor much. I had the tank built to fit the hole I have to put it in which is the size of the cockpit sole. I toyed with the idea of cement and many thought such a permanent solution could be wrong. How much would be a guess. Less permanent would be the most inteligent and could add or subtract them when the boat is back in the water.

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[> [> [> Adding ballast -- Terry, - Tuesday - 10/18/11 - 9:28am

If there are boat builders anywhere in your area, you might be able to find lead ingots. We found 50#'ers at a boat builder in Rockport, ME for $1.15 a pound which I thought was quite reasonable.

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