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Old 02-20-2014, 08:35 AM   #21
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A cubic foot of lead weighs a little over 700 pounds..a 5 gal bucket is about 2/3 of a cubic foot. So depending on how tightly packed the lead wights are...I'll bet it wasn't too many for sure...
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:58 AM   #22
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Thank you all for your comments.
I have 135 ingots with 45 lbs each. 100 of them will be permanently fit and properly stacked side-by-side in the center of the boat exactly on top of the forward portion of the keel. The leftovers of my epoxy resin will be poured on top. The other 35 will put accordingly to trim the boat with of full load when this floats in the marina, at the travel lift pool.


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Old 02-20-2014, 10:00 AM   #23
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600 lbs. of wheel weights at 2oz each (about average) is 4,800 individual weights.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:53 AM   #24
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If your cavity for lead is big enough, why not keep your extra large house AGM battery bank there?
Lots of lead for weight and the batts don't need watering.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:55 PM   #25
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Might suggest a battery box,or if you comfortable with it ,fiberglass of sufficient strength?
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