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|Thread: Lead Ballast|
Thanks everyone for your input ,appreciate advice concerning safety.
The problem I have is the limited size of the keel cavity. 2kilos of lead is a lot of lead. If I use shot and resin combined it could need twice the space of that of solid lead ..I am finding it difficult to track down a local supplier of lead shot anyway and I will be making more than 1 boat.
I like the fluid lead product but 2 kilos freighted to Australia would be too costly.
I think that properly dried out a plaster mould could be the best answer allowing me to cast the lead in one piece.
Edited By David Walters 1 on 13/06/2010 13:44:06
Oop's I will really have to re -think this. Advice about lead and water taken on board. Thank you.
Thank you Colin, I have to place about 2.5 kilos of lead as far low as possible in the yacht. I think melting is the only way to achieve this. Hopefully adding small amounts of lead at a time .
Would it be best by floating the boat in water while adding the molten lead or is it best done in the original mould?
Looking for advice on how to pour molten lead into the keel/bilge of a fibreglass yacht under construction. First not to destroy the fibreglass from the heat and and to make sure the waterline is correct. Any help would be appreciated.
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