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Re: Breasting my fin keel? Help please.

It might pop the old Avon. I have seen some amazing air bladder lifts that worked because the pressure was so well distributed. It would be carrying a very small load since the lead would be down. The constant hull flair wouldn't help. It sure helps with performance and looks! I have no pans to try it. Ha!

I am co-opting the deck stepped mast A/La Ed and Ellen Zacko's solution. The head is very small but it is a small boat. I did install a Levac. I put the pump behind the bulkhead to the right of the sink counter. A tight fit with an anti siphon loop. That saved a little room. It also offers a second manual bilge pump if I can find the time to install a Y valve on the suction side.

Fenders I have plenty of. All sizes. Many in sacrificial condition. Aged to perfection!

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