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Wanted 56 lb weights, now got some, thanks.

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    They are sometimes called Avery weights, and some have Avery cast into them. Or a lot of other names, they were very common at one time, which is why there are so many around.

    Thanks, but don't bust a blood vessel looking for them. I am not in a desperate hurry, but can pick them up when they turn up.
     
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    What about the weights they put on the front of tractors?
     
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    They would work fine. But being a bit of a fussy old bugger, I would really like something similar to the ones I already have.
     
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    Stage weights are similar in design, might open up a few more local options?
     
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    Stage weights? Any more info on them?
     
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    Used in theatres back stage as counter weight, tie ropes to etc. If you have a theatre near you you could ask?
     
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    Just buy a sack of spuds when you take on fuel.
    By the time the tanks empty so is the taters.

    Sorted.
     
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    As it happens, the boat incorporates that idea in the design to an extent. The water tanks and generator fuel tank are in the forepart of the boat, and the propulsion engine tank is in the stern, the idea being that as all levels go down, the weight loss will balance out to an extent, and trim be kept fairly level.

    Pleased you called my notice to this, I had forgotten to update.

    We have now located a good weight, and it only cost a tenner, so thanks to all who have taken an interest. :)
     
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