34144Re: water ballast
- Feb 1, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Romasco" <dromasco@g...> wrote:
> Gee, Nels; it would seem obvious to the scientific mind that whatyou need
> is something that meets all your needs at once, like foam ballast!It'll
> also work as flotation, too.I've
> Y'know, I used to think I knew stuff about boats, but the things
> learned in this group amaze me more every day!Me too!
> David Romasco
I believe you are familiar with some of John Welsford's designs?
Which ones of his use water ballest? I recall many years ago that
there were a series of trailer sailers from NZ that used water
ballest and named "Hartley Trailer Sailers" Do you recall those
designs. They were multi chine stitch and glue constrution as well.
Very advanced for their time.
Also Chuck Leinweber has built a Michalak design with water ballest
tanks and loves it.
Lots of choices for everyone.
I plan to use water ballest and additional lead in LESTAT - in the
form of jugs of fresh water and lead acid batteries. As well as
additional floatation/ballest using an air mattress.
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