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Re: Tell Me About Jeanneaus
Now that I am done typing, I see sloop is saying lead will transmit more to the hull......hmmmmmm....he does have good points.......so I could be wrong!
The incident I witnessed that seemed to back up what Garden wrote was an old wood motorsailer motoring along close to shore one evening. I was watching from a high bank foreshore when they hit a rock about 300 yards out. There was an almighty CLANG and the boat lifted visibly. They altered course a few degrees toward deeper water and kept on motoring - no visible fire drill or anything.
Whenever I've witnessed a lead keeled boat hit they've come to a dead stop.
Not exactly a science experiment but that HAS to impart more stress to the boat don't you think?
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