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Old 09-15-2011, 10:12 AM
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Your boat on lead!!

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.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:11 AM
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:27 AM
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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...
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:31 AM
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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...
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:54 AM
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yea, but that would really kill bayliner sales...
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:56 AM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:00 PM
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uhmmm.... no comment? lol

we run about 2500lbs with the 600lbs of lead + gear and people....
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:01 PM
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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.....
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:22 PM
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Not to mention having the lead in your bout while trailering is going to be abusive to the hull!
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:54 PM
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counting 2 batteries, anchor and dumbells we have approx 250# of lead ballast. not real comfortable with more than that right now.
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