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post #16 of Old 03-08-2012
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

500 lbs at the bottom of the keel (vs. 500 lb wine cellar in the bilge) would help a fair amount with ultimate stability, no?

If it is also intended as a reef-feeler appendage, it would be more useful if it extended up the leading edge of the keel a bit. Maybe a bit of 5200 to keep from having to drill through an encapsulated keel? (kidding of course)
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