Originally Posted by Minnewaska
I'm just cautioning against drilling additional holes in one's boat without a really good reason and firm engineering.
The reason would be to spread the keel load. I would think that's a pretty good reason.
I wish you the best with your project, if your heart is set on it.
However, one only needs to spread keel load, if it isn't appropriately spread already. Engineering doesn't seem to exist to suggest as much.