65452Re: Mohegan frindship sloop and ballast
- Feb 1, 2011Yes, I would do the same, although it negates my eco-friendly notions previously mentioned!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, BruceHallman <hallman@...> wrote:
> > for high density, and also steel punchings are used in marine ballast
> > concrete mixes.
> After I hit send to that last email, it occurred to me that using
> recycled automobile tire lead wheel weights at aggregate would be a
> real and cheap alternative. Where I live, you can go down to the
> local tire shops and they all have 5 gallon buckets where they collect
> the wheel weights they discard when they balance new tires on rims.
> The give these away for free or for cheap mostly to the people who
> make lead castings for bullets, or for fishing weights etc.. Put
> these lead wheel weights in the hold of Monhegan, and fill the
> interstitial spaces with cement slurry, and you would get a cheap high
> density ballast.
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