Adding weight to a V21 swing keel?

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Sailsa_Verde
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Adding weight to a V21 swing keel?

Post by Sailsa_Verde » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:06 pm

I’m wondering if anyone has added weight to the V21 swing keel (with lead bulb)? I’ve searched a bit here and there finding mixed results. I’m about to start rebuilding the keel due to cracking and what not, so now is the time.

sporgo
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Re: Adding weight to a V21 swing keel?

Post by sporgo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:22 pm

I dont think adding a bit of weight would hurt. I completely replaced the keel in my V222 with a steel keel from a different boat. The one I found is around 100 pounds heavier than the original specs.

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Re: Adding weight to a V21 swing keel?

Post by Jonair222 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:26 pm

WHY?
KEEL IS PLENTY HEAVY
WHY STRESS YOUR BOLT/TUNNEL MORE ?

SHAVED ABOUT 100 OFF AND NO PROBLEMS IN SEAS TOO LARGE FOR A VENTURE

DO COAT IN OSPHO AND EPOXY THO

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