Lead bilge keels?

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by Beaver, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. thegeek

    thegeek Well-Known Member

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    Nah. Don't know if it is good enough, I tend to go for Mill Spec.
    and HF isn't generally.
     
  2. SteveT44

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    Just picked one up. Looks and feels decent enough. Made of cast aluminum so definitely not milspec. Very small. Looks like the bend radius is 1/2" to 9/16". I'll be testing on some steel tubing this evening.
     
  3. Beaver

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    This is the one I have.
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    Bends steel brake line no problem. Haven't tried thickwalled ss tubing, but I imagine it would handle it fine just might bend a little harder. Cheaper than Carl's. :)
     
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  4. NASAAN101

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    I have a few 6oz lead Blocks i got from a friend that i put in the boat :D
    Nikki
     
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    Bismuth's melting point is 520 F, 271 C. My water is not that hot, ouch.
     
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