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goodad posted 08-05-2003 09:01 AM ET (US)   Profile for goodad   Send Email to goodad  
I had my Tahoe weighed,5620#, then my Tahoe/18'(1985 Outrage)/Loadrite bunk trailer weighed..Total 8700#..Difference....3080#

18' WHALER Outrage.....1250#

90 hp. 86 Evinrude.....301#

90 Loadrite Trailer.....675#

Mariner 9.9 Kicker......125#

Gas est. .....100#

2 batteries and equipt.150#

Question....I cannot account for the 479# difference...Could we be talking water here..???
Boat trailers easily and gets on plane rapidly and sets evenly in the water.....Third owner/Enjoy the boat/No noticeable structural problems..Thanks Bill

wildeone posted 08-05-2003 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for wildeone  Send Email to wildeone     
Goodad, I have the same hull as yours, here were my findings:

1984 18 Outrage
150 Evinrude
Two batteries
3/4 tank of fuel
Calkins trailer


My boat also sits fine in the water, I am the second owner, and the bottom paint I bought it with was the first coat, no waterline change has been needed. My boat is in the water 5-6 months a year, so I would think if we were taking on water, the waterline would have to change?

I am not sure the 1250# hull estimate is right on, maybe w/o console, front hatch cover etc...

Bigshot posted 08-05-2003 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You are forgetting gear. You also quote gas as 100lbs. Gas is roughly 7-8lbs a gallon. so if you had 40 gallons on board, roughly 300lbs of fuel. Anchor, rode, and chain=50lbs etc. SS prop is another 15+/-.
Jerry Townsend posted 08-05-2003 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Bigshot - the density of gasoline is 6.28 - say 6.3 lbs/gallon. Not a big difference - except if you are chasing 30 - 60 pounds.

One other point - the scales you used may not be all that accurate in the load range you are talking about. Typically, scales are designed to be more accurate in the several thousand pound range - for loaded/empty produce trucks, 18 wheelers, grain trucks, As such, the scales being off a few hundred pounds in the 5000 pound area would not be surprising. You might ask if they have a calibration chart in the 5,000 - 10,000 pound range.---- Jerry/Idaho

Over the LINE posted 08-05-2003 12:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Over the LINE  Send Email to Over the LINE     
Try your experiment again with the Tahoe and trailer, but no boat. See how much the trailer weighs.

Also, I will second Bigshot, gear weighs a lot more than you think. Anchors, dock lines, fenders, life jackets, flares, oil, tools, kicker bracket?, GPS?, fish finder?, etc.

Good Luck

JoeH posted 08-06-2003 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeH  Send Email to JoeH     
When I tallied up the gear I had on board after weighing my Outrage, I used the shiping weights from the West Marine catalog. I figured that would be closer than my best guess and was suprised at how fast the pounds add up. Jerry thanks for the fuel weight. Now I have to double check my numbers. Joe
goodad posted 08-06-2003 02:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for goodad  Send Email to goodad     
Hey...Thanks for the responses..I was skeptical after purchase because I didn't do all my homework and the seller was less than upfront..If I have any water (after recalculation) it is something that I can live with..The 1250# was from my BW Manual and I have alot of extras..I'm satisfied and appreciate the imput..The forum comes through again...Thanks...Bill
Salmon Tub posted 08-06-2003 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Do the weights quoted by B.W. include railing, console, seating... They are actually not considered part of the hull when it comes to the warrantee, and thus may not be considered in the weights as well?

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