Heheheh gota a sense of humor ya has.
"Well I suppose it does sound a little like a personal question. "You seem nice but how much does YOUR ballast weigh?""
To answer your question, not certain yet ... 8,424 lbs of wheel weights yielded 7,291 lbs of 50 lb ingots ... with propane, cost came to about .247 cents/lb ... add keel plate weight of 10.2 lbs/sqft and bob comes up with a number that really doesn't matter much 'cause ol' bob's not really into numbers ... I'll load 'bout 80% and once rigged and stores are aboard, I'll add 'til she's on her lines and later adjust accordingly ... how much? well, I 'spose 'bout just enough, whatever that comes out to be.
Don't know how much ballast in the Capri either ... seems to be enough 'cause I haven't tossed the mate ... yet.
"... I am looking for reassurance that when the storm tries to capsize us our boat will smartly stand to attention."
Sometimes the sea wins ...
oh yeah ... project boat ... aluminum spar 361 lbs, douglas fir (hollow) 619 lbs, steel tube 414 lbs ... haven't decided yet ...