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Old 10 August 2011, 15:35   #1
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Flatacraft Force 3 GT Weight

Hi Everyone,

I've just bought a Flatacraft Force 3 GT with a 40HP 2 Stroke mariner on it.
It does about 24 KTS flat out and is soooo much fun that I want to take it everywhere I go with my bigger boat. The problem is that I don't want to tow it everywhere. I was contemplating fitting Davits and hanging it from the transom as this Flatacraft already has 4 lifting eyes installed.

Can anyone tell me what this would weigh? (Boat & Outboard, tank removed)

I hope you guys are having as much fun on the water as I am!

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Old 10 August 2011, 17:15   #2
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Force 3?! Are you sure it's not a Force 4?
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I reckon a Force 3 GT with a 40 on should be good for a bit more than 24 knots

Nasher probably has the spec, if not I can look it up when I'm back in the office but that won't be for a couple of weeks.
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I reckon a Force 3 GT with a 40 on should be good for a bit more than 24 knots

Nasher probably has the spec, if not I can look it up when I'm back in the office but that won't be for a couple of weeks.
That's why I think it might be a Force 4. It'd be a rocket ship with 40hp on a F3.
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Old 10 August 2011, 18:25   #5
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Hmmmm

Hmmmm - not sure. Its 11ft long with 4 seats, 2 forward facing 2 backwards.

Clocked it with GPS. Seems VERY fast but was 24 KTS on GPS.

Raced it with my Bayliner 2755 too and they are pretty even but the bayliner needs a tune up. Doing that tomorrow

I could do with the weight soon if anyone can help, sorry to be pushy but I desperately need to get it on davits as the mooring fees are building up
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DOH!!!!

Its got Force 3 GT written on it!
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It should be a LOT faster than 24 knots.

Unless someone's got the weight of the motor to hand, it's probably a better idea to run it over a public weighbridge and knock some off for the weight of the trailer.
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The Motor's not the problem, I can look that up.

Do you know the weight of the boat then, roughly?
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The Motor's not the problem, I can look that up.

Do you know the weight of the boat then, roughly?
Unfortunately not.

Hopefully Nasher will know.
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