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Thread: Lead Ballast
13/06/2010 13:43:32
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

11/06/2010 10:42:47
Oop's I will really have to re -think this. Advice about lead and water taken on board. Thank you.
11/06/2010 10:01:15
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?
11/06/2010 08:32:08
Hi All,
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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