Looking for my boat's weight

2/11/14 @ 9:45 PM
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bajakirch
bajakirch
USER since 10/21/12
I picked up a 15' 1978 Hy-Ryder tri-hull with a 50hp Johnson a while back. I can't tow it with my current vehicle due to some transmission problems. But this spring I'm buying a new vehicle. I need to know the weight of the boat and trailer so I can get a vehicle capable of towing it. Anyone have any idea how much a boat + trailer like this would weigh?
Edited on 2/11/14 9:45 PM
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6/30/14 @ 1:53 PM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07
The winch on my trailer crapped out on me and I need to replace it. Any estimates on what a '78 18' aluminum Starcraft with an 85 horse Johnson would weigh? Or anyone know of a site where that info is available?

Thanks for any info!

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3/14/14 @ 9:26 AM
bluhog
bluhog
USER since 2/20/10
Spinman is right, go get the ACTUAL weight, but I suspect that the 1500-2000 lbs guesses are probably pretty close.

Edited on 3/14/14 9:28 AM
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2/14/14 @ 12:23 PM
Tuffy2
Tuffy2
USER since 7/7/04
The hull is probably around 700 or less pounds, the motor is around 200 and the trailer is probably about 400 pounds. I would guess 1500 to 1800 pounds. The boat was made in Tomahawk.

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2/14/14 @ 6:59 AM
Don Varese
Don Varese
MEMBER since 6/20/01
Wouldn't think it would be more than 3000 lbs otherwise the trailer would have to be licensed. Is the trailer licensed?

Just get something with power to spare...

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2/12/14 @ 7:48 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07
I have a 19 foot fiberglass with a 150 hp outboard, and the combined weight of my boat, trailer, motor, and gear is right around 3,000 pounds.

I'm guessing a 15 foot fiberglass boat, motor, trailer, and gear would be right around 2,000.

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2/12/14 @ 2:42 AM
spinman
spinman
USER since 3/23/03
bajakirch, If you have a feed mill or somewhere that weighs trucks, even the dot weigh station, they will usually weigh it for you. May charge a bit but would be better than guessing. Call around and get somebody to tow it there for you. SM

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