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Date Posted: - Saturday - 10/ 8/11 - 8:13am
Author: Gene Trentham
Subject: Adding Ballast
In reply to: Terry Kelly 's message, "Adding Ballast" on - Thursday - 10/ 6/11 - 9:04am

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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