antimonious lead

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by samh, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. samh
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    samh Junior Member

    Does anyone know of a place to _buy_ antimonious lead for keel bulbs? (emphasis on buy, rather than scrap metal like tire weights.) Would also be interested to know how to buy antimony and lead seperately and mix it properly.

  2. Raggi_Thor
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    Raggi_Thor Nav.arch/Designer/Builder

    I don't know the market in US east coast, but I wouldn't bother to mix my own. "Ballast lead" is a well known material for metal dealers, it costs 1-2 USD/kg (2-4USD/Pound) in Norway.

    Ragnar Thor Mikkelsen
  3. Try Mark at Big Tuna Salvage in Ft Lauderdale.
    954 792 2980
    Lots of wrecks coming in from busy Hurricane season
    We just got 10,000 lbs at 20 -25 cents per pound
    It was a keel from a large boat, easy to cut up
    Good Luck
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