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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:20 am 
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Hello all new to this forum.
I am building a billing’s Bankert rc tugboat and am wondering what other boat builders are using for ballast in there models.

Cheers, Michael


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 Post subject: Re: Ballast
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:30 am 
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I use old sledgehammer heads

From scrap yard


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 Post subject: Re: Ballast
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:27 pm 
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Location: Bowmanville, ON, Canada
Whatever works for you!

Fishing weights,
Lead shot.
Lead roof sheets
Rocks
Bricks,
Diver weight belts
Nails,
Extra batteries
Water tanks/jugs
Nuts and bolts

On larger boats I melt lead into ingots for easy positioning using a simple 2x4 mold.
A friend gets lead shot diver weights made, looks like bean bags.

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