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Old 11 May 2010, 15:26   #11
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Fit a water ballast tank in the bow like the atlantic 75s though youll need a tank and a pump ,
Won't need a pump, the water is forced into a scoop on the stern to fill the tank. Its simple but works well.
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Old 11 May 2010, 15:41   #12
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was talking about this over the weekend with someone else.....

why do people want to mix resin and lead shot!!

when we use it as ballast in racing yachts we try and put the lead shot in a moulding and sikaflex / bond it into the hull, then if it has to come out, the job is alot easier than removing a block that is bonded to the hull!!!

can you not just pour the lead shot into the bow / anchor locker and then laminate over the top...

your anchor locker now has a lovely flat floor, and if ever needed to remove the shot, just cut out the laminte, put a new hoover bag in the vacuum cleaner and away you go..... all shot removed.....
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Old 11 May 2010, 15:42   #13
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was talking about this over the weekend with someone else.....

why do people want to mix resin and lead shot!!

when we use it as ballast in racing yachts we try and put the lead shot in a moulding and sikaflex / bond it into the hull, then if it has to come out, the job is alot easier than removing a block that is bonded to the hull!!!

can you not just pour the lead shot into the bow / anchor locker and then laminate over the top...

your anchor locker now has a lovely flat floor, and if ever needed to remove the shot, just cut out the laminte, put a new hoover bag in the vacuum cleaner and away you go..... all shot removed.....
Even better idea many thanks
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Old 12 May 2010, 04:46   #14
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Have a word with cooke on here he may be of some help with ballast systems.
I knew it was only a question of time before I got dragged in ............

You'll need a largeish pipe running down the keel to the transom where you will need a "pick up and dump" fitting that is operated by a control cable and a hand throttle - usually forward to pick up, neutral to hold and back to dump - the tank will need a minimum of double sized vents to allow air and water to escape, this can either be a bow or central ballast arrangement.

Having said all of that I wouldn't bother - unless you're racing or the design is totally unbalanced in which case extra weight probable won't help!
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I knew it was only a question of time before I got dragged in ............

You'll need a largeish pipe running down the keel to the transom where you will need a "pick up and dump" fitting that is operated by a control cable and a hand throttle - usually forward to pick up, neutral to hold and back to dump - the tank will need a minimum of double sized vents to allow air and water to escape, this can either be a bow or central ballast arrangement.

Having said all of that I wouldn't bother - unless you're racing or the design is totally unbalanced in which case extra weight probable won't help!
I dont think I should be needing ballast I will just wait and see.
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