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Re: can you tell if keel is iron or lead
The original question was regarding an encapsulated keel. There is a third option that seems to have been overlooked. Many encapsulated keels were ballasted with concrete and various scrap metals which would give erratic compass or magnetic reaction. I've seen rusty rebar and auto parts embedded in concrete in one well regarded brand name.
The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.