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Old 08-17-2008
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The main problem with encapsulated keels is if the outer laminate gets damaged and their using steel or iron for the ballast. It starts to rust and then expands about 10%, which means that it breaks the surrounding laminate apart as it rusts... and that can lead to the whole keel being destroyed.
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