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post #9 of Old 10-18-2012
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Re: Still confused about water ballast

Take a look at some modern day sailors/racers and you'll see they're all going to lighter materials and changing to lifting keels w/ bulbs. Lifting, so they're easy to trailer. Your still stuck towing a big chunk of lead around, but at least its not 5' above your trailer.
The GP26 looks like its going to a lifting keel in their class rules, the Left coast dart, the J70, the i550, melges, Farr B/one, etc. It just makes sense.

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