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Old 10-22-2006
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Well, I'm no marine engineer but it occurs to me that the shot bags should be secured so that they can't shift. I am picturing in my mind a knock down. The shot bags would fall to the lowest point and cancel some of the keel ballast in trying to right the boat. Again I'm no expert but I would love to hear what others with more experience in this area would have to say. I also realize that many successful ships have relied on shiftable sandbags for ballast- perhaps I'm dead wrong.
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