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CantRepeat
09-15-2011, 10:12 AM
Reposting this less then scientific demonstration of the differences between water and lead ballast. But, it's clear to see what the effects of lead ballast would do to your boat if it ever got swapped.

Water ballast becomes neutral when submerged while lead is well, just that lead.

Don't be that guy! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bs6GMQri5k) :D

scott023
09-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Holy lick.

agarabaghi
09-15-2011, 11:27 AM
ehh... if your running lead just be smart and aware all the time. We have 600lbs in my nose and just have to be aware of the surroundings at all time...

GT500 MC
09-15-2011, 11:31 AM
ehh... if your running lead just be smart and aware all the time. We have 600lbs in my nose and just have to be aware of the surroundings at all time...

That should probably be the M.O. whenever operating a boat, with or without lead...

agarabaghi
09-15-2011, 11:54 AM
yea, but that would really kill bayliner sales...

thatsmrmastercraft
09-15-2011, 11:56 AM
ehh... if your running lead just be smart and aware all the time. We have 600lbs in my nose and just have to be aware of the surroundings at all time...

As long as you aren't overloaded with other gear, you probably don't have to worry about your boat overcoming the level flotation if swamped.

agarabaghi
09-15-2011, 12:00 PM
uhmmm.... no comment? lol

we run about 2500lbs with the 600lbs of lead + gear and people....

tommcat
09-15-2011, 12:01 PM
As long as you aren't overloaded with other gear, you probably don't have to worry about your boat overcoming the level flotation if swamped.

true, but you also wouldnt think someone would overload their boat with people so badly that someone falls out the front and gets run over by the prop, and you definitely wouldnt think anyone in their right mind could sue the boat maker for that happening and win but.....

Brian B
09-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Not to mention having the lead in your bout while trailering is going to be abusive to the hull!

davidstan
09-15-2011, 12:54 PM
counting 2 batteries, anchor and dumbells we have approx 250# of lead ballast. not real comfortable with more than that right now.

TinaSkiGirl
09-15-2011, 12:59 PM
never thought of a boat sinking

I always thought they floated ?

thatsmrmastercraft
09-15-2011, 01:05 PM
never thought of a boat sinking

I always thought they floated ?

Wow, a rare appearance. It is definitely best when they float. Unforeseen circumstances can sure cause them to be swamped.....then certainly best if the level flotation can not be defeated and put your boat on the bottom.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-15-2011, 01:06 PM
true, but you also wouldnt think someone would overload their boat with people so badly that someone falls out the front and gets run over by the prop, and you definitely wouldnt think anyone in their right mind could sue the boat maker for that happening and win but.....

No arguments come from me here.:rolleyes:

agarabaghi
09-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Not to mention having the lead in your bout while trailering is going to be abusive to the hull!

I remove it when we trailer, but i dont trailer much.

CantRepeat
09-18-2011, 01:52 PM
never thought of a boat sinking

I always thought they floated ?

Ever hear of a boat named Titanic? :rolleyes: