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Dip and Zip alternative to lead


formerathlete

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While it's a creative idea, anything that holds water can be used in this manner.

Think 1-2gal water jugs, 5gal water jugs, cooler?

Water's 8 lbs a gallon, so the 50's are 6.25gal.

 

The nice thing about water ballast is you can easily dump.  Lead will take your boat to the bottom if you are overloaded.

 

 

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On 4/7/2021 at 2:53 PM, formerathlete said:

Has anyone tried these dip and zip ballast bags? https://www.tidalwake.com/product/water-weights-ballast-bags/

Seems like a great alternative to lead. I'd consider getting a couple and throwing them in observers storage and on bow seats, when needed.

@formerathlete Did you order any of these?

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On 4/7/2021 at 2:53 PM, formerathlete said:

Has anyone tried these dip and zip ballast bags? https://www.tidalwake.com/product/water-weights-ballast-bags/

Seems like a great alternative to lead. I'd consider getting a couple and throwing them in observers storage and on bow seats, when needed.

i think any bag involving filling with an over the side pump is a pita

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