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Re: Still confused about water ballast

Here's Hunters explanation for the 260..

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But realistically I think the major benefit is the ability to shed the ballast weight for trailering. Water ballasted Ocean racers carry the water ballast outboard under the gunwales, on very beamy boats. This can equate to several bodies 'on the rail', as is typical of crewed yachts.
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