View Poll Results: What is your boat's displacement?
0-10,000lbs (0-4.5 metric tons) 5 5.38%
10,000-20,000 lbs. (4.5-9 metric tons) 21 22.58%
20,000-30,000 lbs. (9-13.5 metric tons) 32 34.41%
30,000-40,000 lbs. (13.5-18 metric tons) 13 13.98%
Over 40,000 lbs. (18 metric tons) 22 23.66%
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #41
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What I am finding most surprising so far are the number of boat makes and models that are close to ours in size but are much, much lighter. For example A Ross' 34' Marine Trader is only two feet shorter than our GB36, yet it weighs about five tons less.

I have no opinion about the significance of this other than it's rather surprising. I have assumed that boats similar in style and size to ours would weigh about the same but that is clearly not the case.
Marin, the 17k I quoted would be more comparable to 26k I see as the dry weight of older GB36 twins in YW listings. It's all that extra glass they put in the hull I guess..., plus an extra engine, etc.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #42
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2001 Bayliner 4788

Factory says 30,000 pounds dry, USCG document says 24 tons

50 years old. Boating as an adult hobby for 13 years.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #43
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2001 Bayliner 4788

Factory says 30,000 pounds dry, USCG document says 24 tons

50 years old. Boating as an adult hobby for 13 years.
I believe that USCG Document "24 Tons" is a measurement of volume rather than weight (1 "ton" in this case--using the US admeasurement method-- being equivalent to 100 cubic feet of internal volume).
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #44
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I guess I better put my two cents in. Been boating since 1947 when my mother brought me home from the hospital to the sailboat they were living on in Florida.
Our current boat and largest I have owned weighs in at 94,000 lbs on the travel lift. It does not dip down when someone steps aboard. If I ever move back to shore I will probably get a smaller boat.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #45
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I think weight and cost are proportional. Anyone think there is a basic dollar pre pound for new boats?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #46
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Be curious to see what we do/did.

I just recently retired as an airline pilot.

It seems there are quite a few aviation people here.

One thing you can do if you're interested is check a poster's profile. Some people don't put anything there but some of us have listed our careers, other hobbies, etc. IIRC all you have to do is click on a person's name in their avatar to open their profile.

I'll not list everything here as it's in my profile but one thing that isn't, which will date me somewhat although I was but a wee lad at the time, is I ran one of the stage cameras for Elvis Presley's big concert from Hawaii that went live to Japan and Europe not too long before his death. After the concert itself we taped several additional songs for the 90-minute television special NBC was going to put together. During this we began to have countless VTR problems in the remote truck. During the delays Elvis would come over to the side of the stage and sit down next to me on the base of my camera pedestal. We had some very short but interesting conversations.

I never cared for his music but after that concert I had tremendous respect for his professionalism as a performer.

My Norelco camera, 18:1 zoom lens, and camera pedestal displaced about 700 pounds.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #47
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36' Marine Trader, 1978 with advertised displacement of 21,000#. Purchased in September as a Great Loop boat. Scheduled departure is May 2013.

Retired CPA 1948 vintage, displacement unspecified. Although I have something over 10,000 miles of off shore and coastal sailing, this is my first power boat that I can't ski behind.

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #48
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1988 58' Vantare displacement 68,000 we have had this boat lil over two years the last boat over 20me vintage 1954
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:12 AM   #49
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Boat timber 48'6" motor cruiser. gardner 6 LXB main engine.
Built by boat builder and myself 1993 to 1995. been living on board ever since.
Displacement 28 tonnes (metric) no ballast.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:03 AM   #50
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Presently drive a 44 C&L trawler with twins. Registered tonnage 19, displaces 44,000# (travel lift weight) launched in 80, bought in 94. Me; 1948, retired in 2011.

There is a relationship. When I built my first cruising sailboat in 1977 production sailboats were going for around $3.00 per lb.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #51
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I am a little surprised about the number over 40,000. However, 40,000 is not that much for 45+ ft. Would be interesting how the over 40,000 breaks down. The Eagle is 58 ft, when last pulled 39 tons with the tanks close to empty. For the PNW I would not want a boat that could not pulled by a 50 ton lift as they seem to be the most common/popular at the yards.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #52
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GB 36 @ 25K lbs. I'm a 40 something working stiff. Stats: H-6'4", W-190lbs, chest-42", waist-33". Hobbies: 1. love making, 2. playing basketball 3. boating with love making.
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GB 36 @ 25K lbs.
That's a very light GB36. How did you arrive at that number?
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That's a very light GB36. How did you arrive at that number?
Owners manual from 1978.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #55
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Interesting. I think GB was being overly optimistic with their manual figures. When we had our boat hauled for the buyer's survey it was completely empty other than partial fuel and water. The Travelift operator weighed it and it was about 28,500 pounds. Our manual lists the displacement at 28,000 pounds. When we had the boat hauled this past spring for bottom painting the Travelift operator weighed it and it was a bit over 30,000 pounds. That's with half fuel and full water.

Ours is a twin with a heavy generator plus we have all our stuff on board.
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