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    by Ygagnon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Able Seaman)
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    Ygagnon
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    Hy
    Thanks for the way to proceed to evaluate the weight of all internal hardware to deduct from watever weight for the ballast.

    I will keep you posted.

    Yves
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    BTW
    Nice subject๐Ÿ‘
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Roch_(ship)
    Some pics of your build would be much appreciated!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Roch_(ship)
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Hi 'Unpronounceable'๐Ÿค”
    That's exactly the right way to find the total 'Payload' weight that the hull can can carry when floating to the LWL; Load Water Line. AKA Plimsoll Line, nowt to do with footwear (cos someone extracted the 'P'๐Ÿ˜ฎ) ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Subtract from that the total weight of all the gear to be fitted inside (especially batteries!), all superstructure and rigging, deck fittings, crew figures and anything else you are gluing on.
    What's left is the amount of ballast you need to reach the LWL.
    I always try to make sure as much as possible is used for useful payload, such as larger batteries to extend the endurance๐Ÿ‘
    25lb is A LOT!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Plenty of scope for big batteries and special functions etc ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Ygagnon
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    Hy
    I have built a scale model of the "St-Roch" ร  vessel of the R.C.M.P..
    The model is 36 inches in length. To determine the weight of the keel To build, I have put the model in the Spa and with the help of my grand son (3 years) we loaded the hull with 25 pounds of small rock until the waterline was at the right level. Was this the right way To calculate the keel weight.
    Thanks for your assistance.
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