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Old 01-16-2016, 02:10 PM   #13
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A completely misleading thread title IMO. Additional ballast happens every time you step onboard the boat. Pull the generator out of your Tolly and replace it with solar panels in place of your flybridge Bimini top and let us know your opinion on additional ballast then. Ballast is a tool used to make your boat float in a generally upright position.

For those of you arguing performance must have no racing experience as adding ballast is considered a positive attribute, especially boats. In general building light and strong is preferred so as to allow added ballast to be placed where it is most advantageous to maximize performance, typically low and inboard but not always. Sail racers call moveable ballast "rail meat".

I would love to read what Tad Roberts thoughts on this subject are.

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