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Can also rotate the air in your car tires, but it doesn't make a difference
If you have that boat in the water, then the ballast NEEDS to be filled. It's the only real weight to counter the mast and pressure from the sails.
I looked at a couple of those boats in my search for a "learning boat". I wound up with an older Macgregor Venture 25 instead - because it has a weighted keel and I don't really like the idea of a water ballast system on a boat, especially not a sail boat (after I did some research).
Couple of questions - where is your boat, and where do you plan to keep it for "years" since it's really a trailerable boat.
Rick Donaldson, NØNJY
It's better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for who you're not.
Let those winds of change blow over my head,
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