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post #20 of Old 10-08-2012
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Re: Tell Me About Jeanneaus


That does look like a real item in reality. I kept thinking I have heard it the other way......


at the end of the day, it is cost for many of the brands shown. Oyster buyers are not going to worry about a 5G keel vs 2500 lets say for an iron keel, Oyster buyers are already paying a million or so for a boat, so 2500 is not a big deal. Lower price point buyers in the 100-200K range. may.......

I only see it personally as a is the wt part taken care of, then the iron being as it is less dense, will take up more volume below the water line, so 5000 lbs of lead should have less resistance than 5000 lbs of iron equally proportioned.

At the end of the day, reality is, either will work. Iron does probably have a bit more maintenance to it vs lead having to keep the epoxy layer up. Other than that, they both work.


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