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Old 26 May 2011, 11:50   #1
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Boat weights

Do you really know how much your boat and trailer weigh?

Just been to a public weighbridge - with the boat on a 750kg unbraked trailer.
The rig weighs in at 1045 kg

I see a new trailer in my future, but pleased I avoided a problem on a long tow,
or with the police/DOT checkpoint.

Just to be told the weight by the operator cost me nothing at all.
I wonder how many members know what their boat and trailer weigh?
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Old 26 May 2011, 12:32   #2
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Do you really know how much your boat and trailer weigh?
There's been lots of discussion on here about boat weights. As a result, I have this unproven theory that all boats weigh at least 25% more than their owners think.

Mine weighed much more than the manufacturer thought and I had to have the trailer hitch and wheels/tyres uprated. Fortunately, it was already a braked trailer.
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Old 26 May 2011, 14:40   #3
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I didn't take any chances on the current boat. My double axle trailer is rated about twice the expected weight of the boat on it............
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Old 26 May 2011, 14:44   #4
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The Gemini Waverider spec says boat weighs 300kg !!!
Must be bare boat - tubes and hull.
That means console, seats, tank, fuel, A frame, Tohatsu 90 - come to
550 kilos! bit more than I thought.
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Old 26 May 2011, 17:05   #5
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it must be the jelly babies in the flare box !
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Old 06 June 2011, 06:49   #6
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It runs !

Hello,

I had the same question few weeks ago. And I have tried that :

Peser un bateau sur sa remorque - Nautical Trust
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