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Re: Not to get bogged down on the issue...

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Sorry no pics. The lead ballast (9000lbs) is pre cast away from the boat, and the solid form is lowered into the keel and held central until the bog cures that is why on some encapsulated keels can sound as if there are voids.
I would think pouring some kind of slurry into the keel void before lowering the ballast in would be better - it would skloosh up the sides and could be topped off from above. I'd rather have even cement in there than air.

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Re: Encapsulated Keel?

One could combine the two, for the ultimate in strength and reliability.

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