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post #17 of Old 10-23-2006
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Encapsulated iron keels are very common on Perry-designed boats, like the GW42 I've owned for 17 years. Never a moment's problem or concern.

If they're done right, there's no reason encapsulated iron ballast keels should present "structural or stability problems".

Just another old wives tale :-)

The Passport 40 is a very fine yacht. You'll love it.

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