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Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       07-29-2010, 6:59 PM Reply   
What all options are there on getting lead or steel weights? Anyone sell a product for less than $1 per lb?
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-29-2010, 8:29 PM Reply   
Just buy Pop-bags with steel shot in them. They are the best bang for the buck and include shipping and not as hazzardous as lead.
Old    SamIngram            07-29-2010, 8:44 PM Reply   
I get all the lead I need from the local tire or farm/diesel mechanic. I make .44 magnum bullets though... Elmer Kieth style...
Old    SamIngram            07-29-2010, 8:45 PM Reply   
For free.
Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       07-29-2010, 8:49 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by you_da_man View Post
Just buy Pop-bags with steel shot in them. They are the best bang for the buck and include shipping and not as hazzardous as lead.
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Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-29-2010, 9:28 PM Reply   
Pop bags with scrap lead from local tire shops.
Old    Nick Bigger (nbigger)      Join Date: May 2008       07-30-2010, 6:37 AM Reply   
I used Pop bags or something similar that they sold near me. They were 50 pound bags with yellow handles that I paid 40 bucks for and they worked great.
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-30-2010, 6:53 AM Reply   
Years ago, we used bags of dry concrete, wrapped in heavy duty plastic bags and several strips of duct tape. They take up a bit more room, but they are cheap and easy if you are only wanting to add a couple of hundred pounds.
Old    ScottRobinson            07-30-2010, 6:59 AM Reply   
Or you could just buy an Epic with 4000# of ballast.
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       07-30-2010, 7:03 AM Reply   
I could buy enough lead to since MANY boats for the price of a new Epic.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-30-2010, 9:01 AM Reply   
I have 4 steel blocks that are 8"x11"x2" which I had handles welded on the tops and rhino lined. They weigh approx 50lbs each and they cost me $ 140.00. Got them Rhino'd for free. Work great for moving around to balance or weight one side with surfing along with my side sacks.
Old    Matt Crowe (crowem87)      Join Date: Nov 2005       07-30-2010, 9:31 AM Reply   
I called around to a bunch of "mom and pop" tire stores around Indianapolis about 8 years ago and ended up getting 1200lbs by the end of the day in tire weights. I melted a few down into bricks but that takes too long, just go to lowes and get those small canvas tool bags they hold about 50lbs of them. I think I only ended up paying out 80$ by the end of collecting all the lead. Some of these guys had been saving it for years! Grab some gloves and fill up bags!

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