Fair disclosure: I chopped the cockpit
out of my Triton 5-6 years ago, and left it uncovered in the sun and no longer trusted the resin, so she got scrapped out rather than rebuilt.
That's a west coast
Triton, it has molded in coaming boards and out-turned hull flange.
They weigh close to a thousand pounds lighter than the east coast
The externally ballasted tritons weighed more than the internally ballasted boats that made the transition around #300. A few years back, one of the lists documented the unloaded Stem to water
height, of the different models. Can't remember where I saw it, but there is a pretty wide variance in the build weight.
This is a half section cutaway of an east coast triton, with some measurements for the interested.
I read about a Bristol 27 on earlier pages, they are no Triton... I was the saw man on scrapping one off a friends trailer, and it was down in a pile in less than 3 hours. The Triton took a day and a half. Both boats were stripped, no interior
, no engine
and rig was already down. Main and lazarette bulkheads only.
You can't cut a Triton with a skill saw, and it will wear the teeth off 6-8 tooth lenox blades. The only thing that works well are carbide abrasive sawzall blades.
I couldn't carry by myself, any piece of the hull larger than 4x3 foot square. It took me and two other guys to load the first 3 feet of the bow of the Triton on the trailer.
The Bristol I could carry a 3x8 foot section at a time, and could drag the bow around by myself...
Anecdotal, but if a Triton couldn't take that blow I don't see anything short of a steel
boat taking it any better.