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post #4 of Old 10-21-2010
SJ34
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Since you are casting the extension and bulb is there any reason you can't cast the entire keel? The deeper keel will make better use of the ballast so you can probably even use the existing material to cast the new keel (assuming it's lead). Considering the tremendous loads on the keel I'm not sure I would completely trust a keel bolted together in sections. Do you have any pics of the boat?
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