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Old 14-12-2012, 09:29   #1
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Can anyone tell he how I can find the gross weight of my 1984 Wellcraft 23AFT
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Old 14-12-2012, 09:37   #2
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Re: Boat Weight

I got to 1985...... probably the same boat....
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Old 14-12-2012, 09:37   #3
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"...Displacement is, simply, the weight of the vessel in a given condition, so you'll often see figures for light displacement, half-load displacement, or full-load displacement tonnage. Displacement tonnage can be determined by physically weighing the vessel (marine lift scales are notoriously inaccurate), or by measuring the draft of the vessel and using curves of form to derive the weight of water that the floating vessel displaces, hence the term displacement.."

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Old 14-12-2012, 09:51   #4
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Thanks I really appreciate the info
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:56   #5
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The weight from the brochure is probably the empty weight. The only way to know the actual weight of YOUR boat is to weigh it.
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Re: Boat Weight

Having the hull plan and knowing the draft at the bow and stern can also get you the displacement.
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Old 14-12-2012, 17:33   #7
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Truck stop or grain elevator. Weigh boat and trailer, then trailer by itself. That will give you the exact weight, dependant on your math skills. Lol.
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