BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

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shade2u2
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Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Postby shade2u2 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:59 am

Rockit wrote:Update: My uncle tells me his 1970-71 28' came with sandbags to cure a list. (He bought it from the original owner who moved up to a bigger boat shortly after getting the BigM.) He and his brother decided lead slabs were a better solution. Although his 28 had twins and a generator, it did not have trim tabs. (The generator was between the engines so it's hard to imagine that was the cause of the list.)
Definitely no list on my 28 and no counterweights that I found--and I stripped out the entire interior. Maybe there was some flaw in the early 28s.
Of course none of this explains why someone would put lead in the stern of a 39 sedan.


But it is all interesting.

Thank you all for the help.

I believe that I will be going forward removing the lead weight and see how it sits in the water and runs on plane.
My water line paint line could be off in the future...
John
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w/single 360 1.5:1 drive
Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)

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Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Postby hoohaah » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:18 pm

I have a 39 sedan with twin volvos & no ballast of any kind, I belive everything came factory, I would take them out & see how she sits & Rides
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Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Postby shade2u2 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:49 pm

Yep. It's coming out soon.
John
1986 39 Sedan w/Crusader 454 & 1.92 drive.
1984 28 Express Hardtop FOR SALE
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Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)

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Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Postby john26 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:56 pm

This is interesting.I have a 26 and its low bilge is in the bow under the bunk.I have always wondered if I should add ballast.It has a flybridge odd for a 26.
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