Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Lead Balast to trim a boat
Lots of possible reasons for this. Boat may have been designed for an icebox portside. You opt for refrigeration, and it changes the numbers. Perhaps the NA figured on a chain locker, and you use line instead. Fuel and/or water tanks may have been shifted a squinch in actual construction in order to get a hose by somewhere. Or the guy calculating the numbers two years ago got a speeding ticket that morning put a couple of numbers for one or more items in the wrong column, so they boat doesn''t really "add up" the way they thought. If you really want to go wild about this, you can check to make sure the keel isn''t canted to one side. Overall, if a few hunks of lead -- solidly secured -- leave the boat floating on her lines, you''re O.K.