Just had my 26 X weighed!!

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Mattyj
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Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by Mattyj » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:07 pm

Hi Guys and Gals,

I have a 1999 26X. Took her down to the local weighbridge and she came in at 1.84t!! Specs say she weighs 1.1t empty, plus around 300kg for original trailer and have a 60 Yamaha (120kg) that's 1.52t. I'm trying to chase the extra 300kgs!! Al that's left are sails, anchor gear, 2 x house batteries and wiring. Any thoughts on my extra weight? Cheers Matt

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Jimmyt
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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by Jimmyt » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:32 am

Fuel, water, oil, spare tire? Is your ballast tank and bilge dry?
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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by Russ » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:18 am

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I'm not sure I believe the specs. Gear, fuel, water can weigh a lot more than you think.
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kurz
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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by kurz » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:27 am

well 1.85T including trailer? This seems for me a very good.

Recently I had with my :macm: including trailer, NO ballst but 120kg kitchen water on 2500kg...

Ok, the stock trailer was with tandem axle and I have 2500kg in the paper.


QESTION:
@ all stock alu :macm: two axle trailer: How much weight do you have in the papers???
For what max weight the Alu-Frame is designet?
Maybe I could raise the weight, axles, brakes and tyres could take more, but I don't know the frame!

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Be Free
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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by Be Free » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:32 am

Batteries, fuel, sails, and gear even for a day sail will run very close to 300kg for me.

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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by DownSouth » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:21 am

Mattyj wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Hi Guys and Gals,

I have a 1999 26X. Took her down to the local weighbridge and she came in at 1.84t!! Specs say she weighs 1.1t empty, plus around 300kg for original trailer and have a 60 Yamaha (120kg) that's 1.52t. I'm trying to chase the extra 300kgs!! Al that's left are sails, anchor gear, 2 x house batteries and wiring. Any thoughts on my extra weight? Cheers Matt
Now add food, water, fuel, sleeping gear etc for a week trip and you are over 2 tonnes (I assume you are measuring in metric tonnes and not imperial tons?). And over the Qld / Australian limit for override brakes. This is why I ditched the original single axle trailer that had something like 1400kg rating stamped on it for a proper galvanised, tandem axle, roller bed trailer rated at 2800kg with hydraulic/ electric brakes. It’s bliss to tow and launch from and I feel better which is the most important bit...:)

DownSouth

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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:55 am

Any and all safety gear. Fuel tanks. Water in the porta-potti. Boarding ladder. Boat hook. Marine VHF radio. Dock lines. Heck, even the head sail wasn’t in the original weight, AFAIK; just main sail and boom.
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kurz
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Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Post by kurz » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:10 pm

hmmm, with the 1200kg in the paper, I even ask if the boat is including Mast and boom.

Maybe just the bare boat without anything. And maybe in this configuration Roger made the speed test and reached 22 miles... (not knots... hahaaa)

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