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Finding and Fixing Damaged Keel Bolts…The Process Explained

January 24, 2022

Let us bring all the parts of a possible keel bolt concern together for you. You need to be able to define, likely with professional help, if there is a problem. Then what is it likely to cost to fix. This includes the yard charges as well as our repair charges. Then there is a fast look into how it is actually accomplished.

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Happy Holidays from The Mars Metal Group of Companies

December 20, 2021

On behalf of the Mars Metal Group of Companies we want to wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year. We want to extend our appreciation to everyone who supported us this year and we look forward to what 2022 holds!

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THE SV ROSIE G: Journey of their Dream Come True Is Getting Closer

December 07, 2021

I wanted to update everyone on my original blog posted back in September 2020, “A Journey of a Dream.”

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Reduce the Draft or Increase Stability of a Boat

November 22, 2021

With the massive increase in boat sales through the pandemic, people are getting back on the water. What do you do if you find the perfect boat, but it draws 12”-18” too much? Or is the boat a little too tender?

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Ocean Drone with MarsKeel’s Lead Ballast System Captures Footage from Inside Hurricane

October 18, 2021

In a historic first, a camera-equipped ocean drone that uses MarsKeel’s unique lead ballast system has captured footage from inside a hurricane.

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Case Study: Dissimilar Metal Combination Keel For 68-Foot Modern Classic Cruiser/Racer

September 01, 2021

Working alongside a US-based designer and boat building company, MarsKeel Technology recently provided a dissimilar metal combination keel for a 68-foot modern classic cruiser/racer. The keel consisted of two sections.

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Your Guide to Keel Maintenance

April 14, 2021

Keel maintenance is like any other maintenance on the boat; it is a matter of keeping an eye out for any tell-tale signs of water, or corrosion or wear. If you can stay ahead of it, it is extremely unlikely that major maintenance concerns will arise.

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MarsKeel Technology: A Look at How We Handle Keel Projects

October 20, 2020

At MarsKeel Technology we offer our clients all the services needed to manufacture top quality keels. We are far more than a lead foundry. We offer complete project management, design, and engineering assistance. Our support begins with the first email or phone call. We discuss the project with the customer, be it the builder or […]

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SV Rosie G Project: A Journey of a Dream

September 09, 2020

In 1977, Barry dreamed to design a sailing yacht he wanted. At the time, he had SV Seminole (which he built) anchored off the river mouth in Tahiti, and she was a very loved vessel. But human nature takes hold with most of us and we all fantasize about something different and better no matter how content […]

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MarsKeel Supplies Ballast in All Shapes and Sizes

July 28, 2020

MarsKeel Technology is here to help you. We supply ballast in a vast array of forms and weights. From custom molded parts to standard ingots and bricks, we offer it all to you. We serve the commercial, naval, and private marine industries.

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