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post #3 of Old 03-29-2013
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Re: Lead vs cast iron keels

Yard guys also claim lead absorbs a grounding without transmitting as much force to the hull. I think there's truth to that in small or moderate hits. Of course, hitting a rock a 6+ knots with either isn't going to have a good outcome.

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