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FAQ - Ballest 

What are the Rules regarding the Ballest

    Here are some answers to some of the frequently asked questions. Click on the link to view the area of interest.


3.1 Materials - Ballast shall consist of the lead keel bulb included in the kit. Additional ballast of lead may be added to the interior of the hull if desired. If a replacement bulb is required it must be provided by the manufacturer.

3.2 Keel Depth.  - The keel fin with bulb attached, and the fin secured into its recessed mounting slot in the hull, cannot exceed 7 inches in depth. This measurement is to be taken from the rear of the fin when fitted into the hull, straight down to the bottom of the bulb.

Can I sand my Ballast Bulb ?

    Yes, but the overall outline shape of the Ballast Bulb must not be changed.  

How do I Measure the depth ?

    See the answers to this one in the Keel FAQ's

Can I replace the Ballast Bulb?

    Yes as long as the replacement was manufactured by Thunder Tiger.

Can I glue Ballast Bulb to the Keel?

    Yes the kit provided screws used to attach the Bulb to the Keel are optional.

Can I Fill the two screw holes in the bottom of the Ballast Bulb?

    Yes they can be filled with any material, as long as the overall shape is not modified.

Can I add wings to the Ballast Bulb?

    No,  the overall shape is not to be modified.

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