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post #8 of Old 10-17-2012
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Re: Still confused about water ballast

You can't overlook the fact that water-ballast, in the case of these trailerables is all about convenience not performance. In essence, MacGregor isn't saying that water ballast is preferable, but the design allows the boat to do something it wasn't intended to do, at least initially. If you have the choice, you're better served with a conventional keel, however not having one shouldn't exclude you from being able to sail.
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