Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?
Originally Posted by micheck
I was visualizing a 'C' shaped lead channel (with the open part of the 'C' facing upward); I would bolt it through the existing fiberglass keel and existing lead ballast
What about thoughts on aiding survival on grounding?
So you would then have a presumably watertight keel with several holes drilled through it? Even if it did nothing else, a hard grounding is likely to jiggle those bolts enough to let water penetrate into the keel (if they weren't leaking already). Like I said, it's probably best to assume the designer knew what he was doing in the first place, and avoid hard groundings. A good depth sounder must be a small fraction of the cost of this keel project you're contemplating.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
Last edited by SlowButSteady; 03-07-2012 at 06:24 PM.