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Re: Tell Me About Jeanneaus

I just checked and spot market industrial pricing for lead is at US$2080 per metric ton, while mild iron/steel/scrap for use in casting is just a bit over 1/10 of that. Even with the higher costs involved in heating, cleaning and casting the iron there is still a big savings with steel for the manufacturers. I just did a quick calculation and the price difference on my keel runs at about US$25,000 comparing the two metals!
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