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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

Install a wine cellar in the bilges & one way or the other it really won't matter!...Dale
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

OK - the wisdom has spoken - I will move on to some other silly project - Thanks

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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

I think you SHOULD put the lead boot on the keel?

Why?

That way when every sailor who ever walks by your boat ask's you "WTF is that?" You can answer, "It is DAS BOOT!"

Other than the above, I see no upside.

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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

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OK - the wisdom has spoken ...
Well, a bunch of duffers with nothing else to do have spoken. But, I think you made the right decision.
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

If your boat is initially tender adding 50lbs. to the keel will not help much. Your increase in displ and your new waterplane will help some and you will see an increase in stability once you hit about 20 degrees of heel. What is the current draft of the boat? If we knew what kind of boat you had it would help.
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

500 lbs at the bottom of the keel (vs. 500 lb wine cellar in the bilge) would help a fair amount with ultimate stability, no?

If it is also intended as a reef-feeler appendage, it would be more useful if it extended up the leading edge of the keel a bit. Maybe a bit of 5200 to keep from having to drill through an encapsulated keel? (kidding of course)
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

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Ok who doesn't like the boat "tipping"? Hmmmm? It took 2 season for me to get used to it myself.
It took me 2 seasons to learn that having the lee rail 6 inches under wasn't fast. I preferred beating with a large heel angle from the first day I went sailing - it was (and is) better than any arcade ride I was ever on.
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Well, a bunch of duffers with nothing else to do have spoken. But, I think you made the right decision.
Hey... I am NOT a duffer, I am a curmudgeonly geezer.
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Hey... I am NOT a duffer, I am a curmudgeonly geezer.
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Re: Lead 'boot' - yes/no?

I've always thought they were called bulbs >>> MarsKeel Technology Keel Draft Reductions

And you can get them custom made to fit your keel.

The next question is; can your mast and rigging take the extra stress (COE/COR). It's a good thing you don't have keel bolts.
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