Non-water ballast

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dlandersson
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Non-water ballast

Post by dlandersson » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:27 pm

This is the best forum for asking this.

Which Mac have some non-water ballast. I think the 25 and earlier Macs do.

The S and D I don't know. Not sure about the M either.

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Re: Non-water ballast

Post by NiceAft » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:11 am

The :macm: has a permanent 300 lb (136 kilogram) ballast. Obviously in addition to the 1150 lb (521.6 kilogram) water ballast.

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Re: Non-water ballast

Post by vizwhiz » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:53 pm

The 25 and earlier do not have ballast, they have a weighted swinging keel (which does the same basic thing). But without the keel, they have no permanent ballast either.
The 26 S & D, and the X, are water ballast only, with an unweighted swing keel or daggerboard.
The M has 300# of permanent ballast, also water ballasted for the rest, and an unweighted daggerboard (as mentioned above).

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Re: Non-water ballast

Post by dlandersson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:48 am

Thanks :)
vizwhiz wrote:The 25 and earlier do not have ballast, they have a weighted swinging keel (which does the same basic thing). But without the keel, they have no permanent ballast either.
The 26 S & D, and the X, are water ballast only, with an unweighted swing keel or daggerboard.
The M has 300# of permanent ballast, also water ballasted for the rest, and an unweighted daggerboard (as mentioned above).

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