how much ballest

Discussion in 'Stability' started by grumpyoldcornis, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. grumpyoldcornis
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    grumpyoldcornis New Member

    can anyone please help with some advice, i have a mitchell 22 sea angler, (GRP) that i have just bought, weighs 2000kg, just wondering how much ballest it should have, i lifted the floor and there is 6 bags of sand 3 each side the the engine, the engine is a sabb 45hp, which is midships, so i am guessing each bags prob weighs around 25kg, dont really know, the reason i am asking is this, when i am at the helm, (port side ) the boat is listing abit to that side of course it will, but i am not sure as to how much ballest the boat should have, where it should, be, so any good advice would be great
     
  2. vkstratis
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    vkstratis Marine Designer

    You should ask the boat's manufacturer. They should advise on their product.
     
  3. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

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