Hi. New here, been messing with boats for about 50 years. I am restoring a 1960'sa vintage 35' aluminum sloop. It was built by Grumman and is all riveted construction. The beam is 10'. It has a shallow keel and a centerboard that weighs 2300#. The interior can best be described as sparse. I would like to build a trailer for it and need to estimate the weight. I know that once the trailer is built I can weigh it at the local grain storage I just need a rough estimate of what it will take to get it there. thanks Thom
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:00 PM
Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:18 AM
What is the LWL, WL beam and depth of the hull, not counting the keel? It'll probably be in the 7,000 pound range.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:55 PM
Fyi. Not sure why you want the trailer. Are you planning to pull it behind a pick up?? Not a good idea. Even though some heavy duty pick ups are rated up around 10,000lbs towing capacity if you read the fine print it says "properly equiped" on mostly level ground. Ever seen it level around water? At the ramp? Anyway all this brings me to my point. Are you wanting a trailer to haul it out while you overhaul it and return it to the water? Or for trailering it back and forth every time you use it? If it to just want it home for a while consider a boat moving service. They really are not all that expensive and are insured. I drove a semi-truck for well over a million miles. Two years of it hauling boats all over the country. From small aluminium boats and pontoons to the really big boats needing full escort. There is much more to moving a boat that size that your average bass boat. Trust me, if you want to trailer it consider buying a used comercial boat moving trailer. My brother-in-law works for a boat dealer where i am from and is selling theirs for 7500 I think. Maybe less, but it is pretty nice. If you spent some time looking I am sure you could find an older one cheaper. An old semi truck can be had for a few thousand more. Those old boats were built right. Built right meant heavy though. I'd say closer to 8000 and adding in the weight of the trailer itself is simply beyond the pick up. Be safe out there. The life you save might be mine.
Do it right the first time or at least have a real good excuse ready for when it dosen't work!