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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2014
Replies: 22
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Posted By christian.hess
Re: Rust in encapsulated keel?!

check this out. Its always better to go to the source to get the best info.
the keel apparently has both lead AND iron...

http://www.albinvega.co.uk/pdf/vegahandbook.pdf
that is something I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rust in encapsulated keel?!

Aaron, I don't think that is really "encapsulated" as you are thinking of it. That outer fiberglass is an integral part of the hull, the keel ballast is typically dropped in and secured during...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By RichH
Re: Rust in encapsulated keel?!

Once steel/iron begins to rust that formation of ferric oxide which is less dense that the original material will develop extreme pressure within that encapsulation. Structurally, all that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,427
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?

interrior layout is the last thing on my mind when picking a potentially offshore cruiser...I mean there is ballast to displacement ratio up there....keel design...displacement...sail configuration,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,427
Posted By Shinook
Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?

Oh, I agree on the beam and age issue, they don't have to be new/light/beamy boats to have functional interiors.

I like the interiors on these boats:

Vancouver 27
Vancouver 25
Flicka 20...
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