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Old 01-16-2016, 10:50 AM   #5
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Art, you are thinking of planing hulls.

When thinking of ballast you need to think about full displacement. Deeper hulls that need weight at the bottom to add stabilization.

Yes, you could utilize that space for more fuel or water, but as a designer you cannot count on that being there.
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