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Replying to:Adding weight either side of keel box
I have mentioned my keel weight before on this forum-88kg in a drop keel and the replies said it was too low-should be around 100kg. The replies also said that adding weight alongside the keel box-keeping it as low as possible and close to the centre line was the way to go.(as well as fastened securely) After a recent fortnights sailing I have finally decided to add the extra weight-the boat is far too tender-a sailing reefed a lot of the time and just plain uncomfortable. My question is-how to go about it-what have people done? Cement with some heavy metal embedded in it seems a good way to go. Perhaps lead or steel.I was also thinking that around 30kg would be a suitable weight in total.Perhaps this has been covered in an earlier topic. My recent trip was to Fraser Is ovenighting in creeks such as Coongul Thanks Peter