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    Vic Smeed's 'Waterbaby'
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    Luv it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    As the late Derek(Blaster)Bates said," Ex is something that has been" and "spurt is a drip under pressure"
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    RNinMunich
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    Heartily agree Martin ๐Ÿ‘
    How does one become an 'expert'?
    LEARNING BY DOING!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    As they say in this neck o the woods 'รœbung macht den Meister' - 'Practice makes the master'!
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    You really need to be self reliant on these simpler tasks, rather than use a local "expert". There is no such thing as an expert on drilling keels! And if he suggests he is...avoid him!

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    You don't need an expert. Just go for it carefully yourself. Lead is easy to drill.Re internal ballast I would remove at least part of the deck to looksee.๐Ÿ‘
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    Thanks for the advice. I have changed to a smaller battery and moved it fwrd (it is R/C). I have also tried to see if there is any internal ballast but that's not easy without removing the deck.
    I think its time to drill the lead keel as suggested. I have found a local expert who says he will do the job! Will report on progress.
    Many thanks.
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    As Westie said don't use a Forstner it will take out too much at once. Use the 8 mm evenly both sides. Go gently.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Also see if any ballast has been added inside. This was often done to reduce heeling . it defeated it's own object as reducing the freeboard still put the lee rail under when heeling. Also what batteries are you using? A change to lighter ones may help. Lipos maybe but they may reduce duration.Nimhs may be a compromise. Or the ABC types All this assuming you are using R/c.
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    Many thanks Martin.
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    I think a Forstner cutter would be a bit vicious for lead and a bit big. Use say an 8mm drill and use a drill with a decent speed control. Start the holes by hand to ensure they go where you want. I would say start by drilling in the aft part of the keel as the boat appears to be arse down a bit. if there's any internal ballast , move it forrard.

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    Many thanks for your helpful reply. The line between the wooden hull and the lead part of the keel is very clear so knowing where to drill will not be a problem. Do you think a fostner drill bit in a hand drill (slow speed) will be best for drilling lead. its something I've not done before so any advice would be much appreciated.
    I will put some more pictures up hopefully tomorrow.
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