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Boat Weight

Post by SAMBA » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:24 pm

My 1953 33' Sedan Cabin Cruiser has a published weight of 9600 lbs or so. I see a plaque on board with the same weight listed. I have a couch and refrigerator that stay onboard. I need a trailer and can get one rated for 13,000 lbs. The next step up is rated 15,600 lbs., and costs $2500 more. I am assuming those listed weights are dependable? Don't want to buy more trailer than needed, so want to go with the lower wt rating if possible. Thanks

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Re: Boat Weight

Post by JimF » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:19 am

The Essential guide does not show a 1953 33' Sedan Cruiser but there is one for 1947-1950. Weight is listed as 8400-9250. This would be empty weight. Besides your added furniture you should consider on board fuel and water and batteries as well as all the things that naturally accumulate on a boat. Do you have a generator?
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Re: Boat Weight

Post by SAMBA » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:06 pm

Jim F., Thanks. Generator has been removed. Would have freshwater and holding tanks empty before trailering. Usually fuel tanks maybe 1/2 full, so 60 gallons at 6 lbs./gallon. With the 3 batteries would still then be well below trailer capacity of 13,000 lbs. I pull all of the other "stuff" off the boat each fall, excepting the couch. Just for the record I may have the marina get a total weight once it's on the trailer.
Dan

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