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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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Ballast for the New Electric Powered Maid of the Mist

April 27, 2020

MarsKeel Technology is proud to have provided two new Maid of the Mist vessels with 62,400 lbs of 2” x 4” x 8” custom cast rectangular lead bricks, with each brick weighing 26 lbs. The weight was important because the ballast had to be installed by hand. The shape was critical as it had to […]

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The Virginia Project Inc.

April 27, 2020

Maine’s First Vessel This was a ballast project for a reproduction of the 1607 “Virginia”.  She was the first vessel made in Maine. The ballast required for the reproduction was made in 6 custom cast lead sections. The total weight of the project was approximately 18,142 lbs. The shape of the ballast section was rectangular […]

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Case Study: MarsKeel Yacht Bolt Replacement Project For Lead Keels

January 23, 2020

Bolts are used to secure a keel to the base of a boat. If the bolts are damaged, the safety of the vessel can be compromised. MarsKeel, a North American leader in keel technology, recently worked on a keel repair project for a Virginia-based client who owned a Hunter...

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Keel Bolt Replacement in Lead Cast Keels

January 22, 2020

Do I need to replace the keel bolts? Why? This is why. Safety. The entire reason that a bolt needs to be replaced is safety. A corroded bolt can impact the safety of the boat and those on board. MarsKeel Technology has developed a proven and cost-effective methodology...

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