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Old 12-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by theran5317 View Post
I'm thinking that a well balasted keel, would make for quite a long righting arm, and make the boat more stable.

Be careful with that idea.....it might be good up to a point. If you add ballast to a boat not intended to have it, she will float deeper in the water. This means the rail goes under water sooner as she heels, which could cause early flooding at a lower heel angle. Usually peak stability is just as the rail (deck edge) goes under water.

Yes, adding ballast to lower G is increasing stability, but whether the lower capsize angle is worth it is a question.....
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