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Boat Trailering Guys:,
Hi - I am restoring a 1973 Reinell Center Counsel 20 feet six inch boat. I also have an older Murray trailer - the trailer can take a boat even 3 feet longer, but it has 4 lug wheels - my question is - How much does my boat weigh? - I only have tires rated for about 1200 lbs each - I am worried the boat is heavier that that - any guess what a typical boat of this size could weigh? - please advise and thenk you in advance for you help - BH Bill Hubbard
Answered on: 3/2006
Based on the information that you have provided, your boat will weigh anywhere from 3600 to 4600 pounds depending on the model and engine configuration that you have. In any case, your boat weight is exceeding your tire rating by at 1200 pounds (if it is a single axle trailer), and that is before you load the boat with your equipment and fuel. Please find a trailer that is suitable for your load. You may want to take your boat (on a suitable trailer) to a local truck scale to get the exact weight.
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