[balloon-makers] How much ballast? (Phil, Tim and other Gasser's)

richardr at aopa.net richardr at aopa.net
Fri Jun 22 07:58:57 CDT 2001

Are you saying a 25 lb bag of damp sand weighs 
more than a 25 lb bag of dry sand? :)

I like 25 lb bags for two reasons:
1) much easier to haul in than the big bags
2) you have many more bags hanging on the outside 
of the basket, which
impresses the girls

Don't forget damp sand vs dry sand, which can 
make the bags quite a bit
different in weight.

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