Weight

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Weight

Postby tomblix » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Hi

A few days ago when we were lifting our boat out I incidentally came to ask to crane operator if he could tell the weight on his hook, and he said he could quite accurately - and to my surprise Lina weighed no less than 5100 kg! The manuals says 3800 kg dry, and recommends to add some 20% to this. Obviously not enough. The right percentage to add - at least for our boat - is 35%. Quite a difference….. has anyone else weighed their boats?
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Re: Weight

Postby Martijn » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:31 pm

Wow 5.100 kg Tom that then explains its superb stability. BTW knowing the amount of gear you carry around with Lina this weight does not surprise my a single bit ;)

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Re: Weight

Postby Antti_DD » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:46 pm

Tom, it is probably those extra sand bags that you have under the fore peak bunk ;)

But seriously, very good to have a proper information on the weight. DD has never been weighed so I have only estimated the weight to be around 5000 kg based on the comments by those who have lifted DD, but also how she feels when moving her by hand from the dock for example.

HR's are reputable for being overweight in respect to their book value. This is actually the most common criticism in the test articles by a our national boating magazine. I agree that it is questionable from the yard to announce the dry weight which is so far from the reality. Especially, as the weight is rather critical factor when buying the winter cradle or lifting the boat with a crane so it would be a kind of nice to know the real weight. But now, thanks to Tom, at least the members of the forum know that!
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