“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
That's why we're saving those old tire weights in those coffee cans out in the garage.
Melt them puppies down and cast a keel...
I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
From the ad: "...I have changed plans on the next boat I am building and will no longer need this keel...."
Now I don't feel so bad about having a few sets of unused plans for boats I changed my mind about building sitting on the shelf.
Unless you are building one of those two boats and were planning to pay a foundry to mold and cast your keel, I'd think his price is a bit high. Short of needing just exactly that keel, it's just a lump of scrap lead. I'm afraid he's got a white elephant on his hands... not to mention that there's probably some eco-fascist environmental regulation out there that requires him to have a high priced licensee to sell "hazardous materials." If he were in California, he'd have to post a state-mandated sign that what he's trying to sell causes cancer in rats.