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Re: Bolt on Keel

Originally Posted by paul323 View Post
(and yeah, less risk of the keel falling off - although the odds of this happening in a well-maintained boat are miniscule, so it has never worried me; but encapsulation makes the Admiral feel more confident!)

The downsides you articulated well.

From a design standpoint, what would have to be done to make an encapsulated keel better?

Glass over the top of the ballast? Create an impact zone of additional fiberglass at the leading edge? What else?

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