Ballast

What is "Ballast" ?

Today it means: Weight used to add stability.

Ballast is usually in the lowest part of the vessel; often in the keel. However, it can be distributed around the boat to offset other equipment and balance the boat (bring the vessel on an even keel).

See also: On a even keel   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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