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Old 02-10-2018, 09:00 PM   #21
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Water is 10# per gallon, use water carriers.
Per imperial gallon maybe.
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:00 AM   #22
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In bigger ports and cities there's always some company selling used drums. 55 gallons and smaller. Now days usually plastic. It's easier to move an empty drum in & out than a sack of cement. Cement is better for permanent ballast.
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Look around and find someone who does shot blasting and get some used shot blast from them, it's very very heavy. Then you can either put it in plastics bags, tie wrapped and place it, or get some plastic tubing, say 2" dia, cut to desired lengths, fit screw on ends, fill it with shot, they can easily be lifted afterwards.
Or buy cement, fill plastic bin liners, tie wrap and put in place, they will initially be semi liquid so can be moulded to profile, they will harden in place so there will be no spill to clog bilge pumps and can be removed easily afterwards and dumped.
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I have a center line bed in the aft cabin .it has two 120 gallon water tanks if I only fill the starboard tank could that stress the hull .I don't know how much it will help with it being that close to centerline.
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My Nordic Tug came with 30 pound bags of crushed granite. Works fine. Another option to consider is 25 pound bags of lead shot (shotgun shell loads) you can get at Cabelas, Bass Pro, and gun shops, $25. Even cheaper, 60 - 70 pound tube bags of sand, which you get get at Lowes, Home Depot, $5. All these bagged products come in woven plastic bags, so the bag will not deteriorate.
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i'm trying to find the 60 or 70 pound bags in the tough bags .no one around here stocks them. if seems to be a northern thing for bad weather and shipping is crazy.
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