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05-09-2013 06:08 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Morgan 36T Keel

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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
Why, because of the efficiency of lead?
Exactly - it's the densest material allowed for ballast. Denser is better for ballast because it allows the weight to be carried as low as possible, giving a better lever arm.

Lead is also, for all practical purposes, inert so it doesn't require maintenance like iron keels can if not properly protected with coatings.
05-09-2013 06:00 PM
sailingfool
Re: Morgan 36T Keel

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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
Why, because of the efficiency of lead?
Also, Whats with the swept keel design (the fin retreats radically toward the Stearn)? Haven't noticed it on other boats.
The shark fin style keel, featuring a lot of sweepback, was the common fin keel design for performance oriented boats in the late'60- mid '70s. This design was generally replaced in the late '70s by "higher aspect " keels which feature shorter chords and less sweepback (more vertical edges).

See Good Old Boat - Keel design: What's best? article

You can see this transition by comparing a boat like a C&C mark II to a Mark III. I have a very positive opinion of the older sweepback keels, as while they may have given a little up closehauled, they were far more forgiving if they hit something hard at speed...
05-09-2013 04:39 PM
L124C
Re: Morgan 36T Keel

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What year is the boat? The morgan yachts group on Face book is very active....
1974.
Unfortunately, I'm not on Face book. Joined once and got pummeled by contacts from people I had no interest in speaking with!
05-09-2013 04:36 PM
L124C
Re: Morgan 36T Keel

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It was intended as a front line IOR race boat when it was introduced so I'd be very surprised if it was anything but lead.
Why, because of the efficiency of lead?
Also, Whats with the swept keel design (the fin retreats radically toward the Stearn)? Haven't noticed it on other boats.
05-08-2013 06:10 PM
L124C
Re: Morgan 36T Keel

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Sailboat data indicates it was lead google the boat name and the information is available to study.....
Thanks for that. I'd never noticed "ballast type" on Sailboat Data before!
05-08-2013 12:49 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Morgan 36T Keel

It was intended as a front line IOR race boat when it was introduced so I'd be very surprised if it was anything but lead.
05-07-2013 10:11 PM
oysterman23 Sailboat data indicates it was lead google the boat name and the information is available to study.....
05-07-2013 10:04 PM
oysterman23 What year is the boat? The morgan yachts group on Facebook is very active....
05-07-2013 09:01 PM
L124C
Morgan 36T Keel

Is the Morgan 36T keel lead or steel?
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