MacGregor developed this
concept. It has been widely copied, and is now the standard throughout the trailerable
sailboat industry. It makes it possible to have very light weight for powering and
trailering, and the heavy stability necessary for safe sailing. After launching, the
transom valve is opened and a tank in the bottom of the hull is gravity filled with 1150
lbs of sea water. It takes about 5 minutes. The valve is then closed, trapping the water.
Under power or sail, the ballast makes the boat stable and self righting. When the boat is
floated back onto its trailer, the valve is opened. The car and trailer start up the ramp
and the water drains out of the boat, leaving a trailering package that is lighter than
most small powerboats. You can also empty the tank while the boat is in the water. Under
power, at about 6 mph, open the valve on the transom and the tank will drain in about 5
everywhere in North America. For International Shipments,
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Costa Mesa, California 92627
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