Mailport July 2018 Issue

Mailport: Iron vs. Lead Ballast Keel

In response to your recent blog post discussing ballast keel material (Inside Practical Sailor, “Lead vs. Iron Ballast,”) Cabo Rico switched from steel to lead ballast castings with the first 38 Pilot model to make more space for the engine which moved forward on that model. This change also included the first Cabo Rico 34 and all Cabo Rico 38 models, as of 1989. However, the key factor with the older…

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