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Old 08-16-2013
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Re: Bolt on Keel

I have never seen an encapsulated keel that anyone would regard as "failed" or loose even with voids detectable on the sides.

Bolt ons on the other hand.......

I've had both styles, lead and iron fins, lead encapsulated and steel plates. I've mounted and remounted lead and iron fins. I've helped pour punchings into slurry in a moulded fin - you name it. I regard encapsulated as the most trouble and worry free. There is a bit of a performance loss due to the extra thickness but I can live with that - it would take a race course to detect the difference.
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