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  • David Jost
    I picked up my Micro keel at the foundry today and it weighed in 35 pounds light. I know that I lost a little weight with the 3% antimony mix, but not that
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 1, 2000
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      I picked up my Micro keel at the foundry today and it weighed in 35
      pounds light. I know that I lost a little weight with the 3%
      antimony
      mix, but not that much (I think). The keel mold is almost exactly
      like Bolger's drawing with the exception of 1/4" more rocker over the
      6' of keel. It is supposed to weigh 410 lbs. Where did the weight
      go?
      I picked up 35 pounds of extra lead in the form of bars that
      I
      will probably install on the floor centerline under the floorboards
      to
      boost the ballast and trim the boat. How about sticking it in the
      open keel wells? Will it really make that much of a difference?

      Help

      David Jost
      "thinking of moving to Seattle. Boston feels like Seattle with
      all of the rain this week, and Seattle has better coffee!"
    • John Bell
      I never even thought of weighing mine... and I m not going to, either. If it s light, then ignorance is bliss. Besides, it s to dang heavy to load back up an
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 1, 2000
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        I never even thought of weighing mine... and I'm not going to, either. If
        it's light, then ignorance is bliss. Besides, it's to dang heavy to load
        back up an haul it to a scale.

        By the way, I'm just about 70 miles south of Seattle today on Gray's
        Harbor. It's been 75 and sunny, with a nice sea breeze. Just thought you'd
        like to know, seeing how damp and dank Boston has been lately. :-)

        JB travelin' on the shores of the Chehallis River in Aberdeen, WA.


        At 10:58 PM 8/1/00 +0000, you wrote:
        >I picked up my Micro keel at the foundry today and it weighed in 35
        >pounds light. I know that I lost a little weight with the 3%
        >antimony
        >mix, but not that much (I think). The keel mold is almost exactly
        >like Bolger's drawing with the exception of 1/4" more rocker over the
        >6' of keel. It is supposed to weigh 410 lbs. Where did the weight
        >go?
        > I picked up 35 pounds of extra lead in the form of bars that
        >I
        >will probably install on the floor centerline under the floorboards
        >to
        >boost the ballast and trim the boat. How about sticking it in the
        >open keel wells? Will it really make that much of a difference?
        >
        >Help
        >
        >David Jost
        > "thinking of moving to Seattle. Boston feels like Seattle with
        >all of the rain this week, and Seattle has better coffee!"
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >Bolger rules!!!
        >- no cursing
        >- stay on topic
        >- use punctuation
        >- add your comments at the TOP and SIGN your posts
        >- add some content: send "thanks!" and "ditto!" posts off-list.
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