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Harry's Gal
08-03-2017, 11:14 AM
I need a trailer to move this. How much do you think it weighs? 20' plywood construction. That roof will be coming off. It's a Trojan and that's all I know. Any insight would be appreciated. I need to get it moved quickly. Thanks in advance!https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4429/36216221481_e1f1e642b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XbiATK)IMG_0815 (https://flic.kr/p/XbiATK) by trbrackett1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141514265@N04/), on Flickr

J.Madison
08-03-2017, 11:26 AM
I'd put it at 2500-3000 lb. Much more than that and the trailer is going to want another axle.

Take rough guesses from the internet with a large dose of skepticism.

Harry's Gal
08-03-2017, 11:31 AM
4 cyl Grey Marine inboard on board

DeniseO30
08-03-2017, 11:50 AM
Interesting hardtop or whatever you want to call it...

Harry's Gal
08-03-2017, 11:54 AM
Interesting hardtop or whatever you want to call it...

Yeah. Not exactly original. I'm guessing it may be a 1954 Sea Breeze...?

lupussonic
08-03-2017, 11:56 AM
I estimate 1 ton, + engine.

Call it 1.25T, use a 2T trailer.


pm me for where to send the inflatable donkey.

nedL
08-03-2017, 12:13 PM
I think the four cyl flat head Gray is about 450lbs. Trojans were pretty lightly built boats, so 2500 lbs probably covers it.
She doesn't look bad, and would be a great little 'lakes boat' once put back to original (or at least remove all the wonderful add-ons). :)

Harry's Gal
08-05-2017, 12:22 PM
Thanks, all. I located a trailer to haul it on. Now I just need to get the fiberglass boat off of it.

stromborg
08-05-2017, 12:30 PM
Whatever she is, there is a lot to like about her lines- at least up to the last 3 feet or so. Interesting bowsprit support too, doesn't seem to fit the boat, but neat.

Harry's Gal
08-08-2017, 11:03 AM
Ah ha! 1340lbs.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4413/36309128031_95521ec8e1_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XjvLLP)IMG_0818 (https://flic.kr/p/XjvLLP) by trbrackett1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141514265@N04/), on Flickr

nedL
08-08-2017, 11:11 AM
Careful, ........... That is for the outboard version. I'd throw another 600 - 700 lbs on for the inboard version (engine, running gear, engine beds, tank, fittings, hoses, battery, etc). Still a light boat.

Nice simplistic post war "get the family on the water and have fun" kind of boat. In my mind well worth some TLC and effort. (It is not always just the Hackers and Garwoods that deserve preserving, this is a boat that well represents the average Joe's boat.)
I don't mean it in a negative sense, this would have been the Chevy Vega of boats.

Harry's Gal
08-08-2017, 12:10 PM
The trailer I ended up with is certainly in the overkill category. It's been hauling a 3,400lb boat.

The average Joe's boat is the kind I like to work on!

nedL
08-08-2017, 04:32 PM
The average Joe's boat is the kind I like to work on!


Me too, these are the ones that are most overlooked, yet most can relate to.

Reynard38
08-08-2017, 05:01 PM
Just weighed my 23' Rambler the other day as she's almost complete. With a 2 cylinder Westerbeke diesel she came in at 1814 pounds. I'd guess yours is @ 2100 or so.
How's about we have a contest? Closest guess wins!

Chip Chester
08-08-2017, 07:21 PM
The trailer I ended up with is certainly in the overkill category. It's been hauling a 3,400lb boat.

The average Joe's boat is the kind I like to work on!

When you get finished up and on the road, you can weigh the boat and reduce the number of leaves in the springs, so it won't pound the boat to pieces. Pretty straightforward to do, and the rest of the trailer can stay the same.

Chip

Harry's Gal
08-08-2017, 07:51 PM
When you get finished up and on the road, you can weigh the boat and reduce the number of leaves in the springs, so it won't pound the boat to pieces. Pretty straightforward to do, and the rest of the trailer can stay the same.

Chip
Oh. Huh. I never would've thought of that. Thanks.