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Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       08-05-2012, 9:17 PM Reply   
i see people all the time post about using lead for ballast. where do you get it? any websites for info on it? and im assuming its better in small amounts over bags due to ease of movement to shape the wake??
Old    Tommy (Readyaimfire)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-06-2012, 1:13 AM Reply   
I made a set of 50lb bags totaling 500lbs. I used recycled lead shot from shotgun shells. Try contacting a skeet shooting range or a gun club. They sometimes have buckets of reclaimed shot people use for reloading there own shells. 50lbs of lead shot is a pretty small bag and will fit in all kinds of useful places in the boat. Hope this helps.
Old    The Truth (boomshot)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-06-2012, 8:32 AM Reply   
Oh where to get LEAD. I was going to say backpages.
Lead, lead lead, right. Machine shops. Don't try to have it shipped, obviously.
Old    Brendan (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-06-2012, 8:35 AM Reply   
Tire weights from tire stores, I got buckets of them from WalMart for free. Don't be afraid to bring a 12 pack for bribes.
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       08-06-2012, 8:44 AM Reply   
You can use tractor weights. Find a tractor shop (john deer, etc)
Old    BoB (WAKE_UP_TN)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-06-2012, 9:42 AM Reply   
I got my lead from Tire Shops... It's better to talk to the small time guys honestly because some of the bigger places like Walmart have to dispose of their waste properly now instead of giving it away. Another thing you might consider is what you are going to store it in inside your boat. I bought some dry sacs from the camping section at Walmart for like 10 bucks each.. They work great and keep water out. Easy to handle and move around the boat. Also they are very durable. Good luck!
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       08-06-2012, 10:35 AM Reply   
Awesome ideas. I have a friend that owns a tire store so thats perfect.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            08-06-2012, 10:39 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by runin90lx View Post
Awesome ideas. I have a friend that owns a tire store so thats perfect.
Think you found the golden ticket Charlie!

My buddy who owns his tire shop has a huge interest in fishing so he couldnt part with his precious tire weights dont need them now but Im sure if I offer him moonshine next or cigars he'll do it.

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