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post #9 of Old 05-05-2004
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lead ballast vs iron/cement

You are correct that I only mentioned the reduced stability, carrying capacity or higher drag implicit with a low density ballast in passing.

Not to start a food fight, but for the record, your Endeavour 32 is only 4 inches shallower than a Vanguard, and as I have mentioned to you before, one of the boats that I have read a post on that drove its ballast keel up through its upper membrane was an Endeavour 32 (Do a search on CWBB around 1996/97, the discussion starts with a Watkins owned by a guy name Jerry with an encapsulated keel problem and in the course of that discussion there was a fellow with an Endeavour 32 trying to figure out how to do the repairs cheaply enough because the insurance company wanted to total his boat.)

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