Paul, in its life a boat can "soak" up to 20% its weight in water...(this number I heard once was up to 25%...so don't quote me on that.
Second the design weight is normally dry weight without sails, a real heavy thing, and empty tanks.
Also not accounted is the wight of dishes, cushions etc.
But a 10.000lb extra is too much...and even 30 paint jobs wouldn't weigh that much.
Granted the boat will get heavier, but could be that the trucks sacle is off by a few 1000's???
Alos, some manufacturers weights are empty without any ropes on and no sails on, no biminis, no anchor, no dodger...just hull and mast. No electronics either.
I remove around 1200 lbs of stuff of my boat every year.
Last edited by Giulietta; 11-07-2007 at 06:40 PM.