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 12-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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All this talk of size lately got me to thinking maybe a poll of boat displacement might be interesting. So let's see who we are. Please enter your boat into the poll.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Edit: never mind, I see it now...
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Greetings: Now that this poll has been initiated, why not ask a couple of other questions. Age of boat, years of ownership and of course Age of Captain. It would establish an interesting set facts. Bill
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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Well, the flood gates have opened and isn't interesting. Having started the game, me, from Oct 1976 until Sept 2012 a 1963 36 aft cabin single screw steel Goodraugh, built at Wheatley Ontario, Now the proad owner of a 1987 CC Catalina 381. ( I know she is not a trawler, but placed with the trawler fleet of semi displacement hulls, she fits right in picture) Now to the question, DOB, well my history in boating started in 1937. Bill
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Ah, Mr. Cyclone. I don't know about the right hand and if I let it all hang out, I do know for a FACT I'll attract every legal female in the tri-state area and I'm getting too old to put up much of a defense to fight them all off. I will say I used to be a blonde haired blue eyed fellow of viking ancestry (hence my love of the sea) but now-a-days more of a white haired bleary eyed rapscallion.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #13
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How do you determine this number?
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How do you determine this number?
If you are referring to the weight of your boat, sometimes the information will be in the owner's manual although it will be an as-delivered weight with no owner-added equipment included. And if the boat was available with one or two engines, like most GB models, for example, that has to be taken into account.

But most of the time we get the weight of our boats from the Travelift operators when we haul out. Travelifts (and I assume other haulout equipment) have scales on their slings. So in a typical dual-sling rig the operator reads the load on each sling and adds them together to get the total weight of the boat.
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I would also recommend you check the document number on your certificate or abstract.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #17
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Am I right in understanding that 'displacement' is the weight it would take to make a boat sit on its lines, as the designer intended?

If that's the case, I voted wrong because the manufacturer of our 30' Sundowner Tug lists its displacement as 9,600 lbs. I voted 10,000 to 20,000 because all the ones I saw on boat hauling advertisements had them around 15,000 lbs.

Why are there no straight forward answers when it comes to boats?!!?
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If that's the case, I voted wrong because the manufacturer of our 30' Sundowner Tug lists its displacement as 9,600 lbs. I voted 10,000 to 20,000 because all the ones I saw on boat hauling advertisements had them around 15,000 lbs.
I don't think you voted wrong. The poll came about as a result of the discussion about get-home-outboard motors. Some people believe that a 10 hp or so motor will suffice while others felt that for larger, heavier, and higher windage boats an outboard of this size would be pretty much worthless as a get-home motor.

So I think the number that's really relevant to the issue is what does your boat weigh as you use it today, not as it was built x-years ago.
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Cyclone, I think we have the same hull? My neighbor has a 381 Catalina and minus the aft cabin they look identical. Chris Craft bought the Uniflite molds when they went bankrupt and used them on several Catalinas and even a few Commanders!! 25000#, 1976 Uniflite SS, First Year as Owner/Restorer, 1967 DOB.
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