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 Post subject: Weighed my 78
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:15 am 
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Got a digital hanging scale, calibrated it and weighed my 78 All up and individual weights
Here is the results
Weight boat only 246.4
Mast. 43.0
Rudder asm 26.4
Sails and blocks & boom 35.4
Total 348.8

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 Post subject: Re: Weighed my 78
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:17 pm 
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Hi Carl,

Thanks for sharing that info. I sail a '79 and am sure it is a heavy boat. Would love to weigh it some day. I am nearby in St Clair Shores but don't store the boat here in the winter. Would love to get together to sail next summer!

All I can see is that you are North of Detroit, which is potentially anywhere! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Weighed my 78
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:48 am 
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Hey Steve, you know me. Ben & I have been sailing at Higgins and Caseville with you guys in CRAM
Live in Leonard Mi

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 Post subject: Re: Weighed my 78
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:47 pm 
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Oh, okay! I am always trying to recruit new members to the fleet.

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 Post subject: Re: Weighed my 78
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:11 pm 
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So 28.8 lbs heavier than a new boat and all that weight down low. And about $14,000 cheaper - I'd say that's a good trade off...


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 Post subject: Re: Weighed my 78
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Reading this again, it's interesting that the sails, blocks and boom are less than the mast. If I were forced to guess I would have said the opposite. My sail bag seems painfully heavy, while my mast seems relatively light. I will have to weigh them in the spring.

Happy New Year!

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