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post #4 of Old 11-30-2007
Idiens
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I think it depends a bit on the keel. If it is a long thin foil with a bulb at the end, having a steel foil and a lead bulb might be a good idea. If it is a tandem keel with a bit fin, that the boat can stand on, maybe all steel makes sense. Otherwise lead seems to be the best choice. (Unless you can afford tungsten or depleted uranium).
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