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Re: Morgan 36T Keel

Originally Posted by L124C View Post
Why, because of the efficiency of lead?
Exactly - it's the densest material allowed for ballast. Denser is better for ballast because it allows the weight to be carried as low as possible, giving a better lever arm.

Lead is also, for all practical purposes, inert so it doesn't require maintenance like iron keels can if not properly protected with coatings.
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