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post #24 of Old 03-09-2012
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

I like my cutaway forefoot keel on my old '66 C-29 Columbia more every day...My girl's 2 to 1 ballast ratio makes up for alot of what she don't have in room (8' beam) and speed (6.36 kts) but at least I know if I get slapped down by an errant T-storm outflow with canvas up that I am probably going to bounce back into the game...and for the record..I would say add the lead...might be a bit more ungainly in performance possibly as it is not factored into the original architect's design but it probably gets her back on her feet more quickly in a knockdown at least..that's my take but differnt strokes for differnt folks...I'm a coastal cruiser..a racer may tell you something else..

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