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Re: Do all Beneteaus have iron keels?
There is probably a First series boat or two with an lead keel. But the typical Oceanus/cruising style boat, will be iron. Same with Jeanneau. Most are iron, there is a sunfast model or two out of lead. In fact, many if not most of the what I would call chevy model style european boats, have gone to iron, more due to cost, lack of lead in Europe. That is not to say that there are not european built boats with lead.
Frankly, a well designed iron keel will work as well as lead. On the other hand, rust thru does need to be delt with upon occasion.
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Last edited by blt2ski; 01-21-2013 at 10:22 AM.
Reason: correct "lead" misspeel, thank you faster!