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weighting balsa cranks

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#1 t_miller316



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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:03 PM

how much weight to put in a crank have you guys found does real well. i have a mold but think the weight from it is too much for the 2 1/4 balsa baits i am making. also any diagrams of where the weight is placed would be very helpful. i through wire my baits and install glass rattles. any help would be appreciated

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:02 PM

start with an 1/8oz in the lowest part of the belly and adjust from there.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 01:22 AM

You didn't say whether the bait were flat or round (round will carry more ballast than flat) but I agree with Benton about the 1/8 oz. I put .10 or .11 oz in 2 1/4" flat balsa baits and the final weight is .30-.32 oz without trebles. Of course, how you finish the baits and what lips you use also makes a difference.