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post #9 of Old 11-07-2007
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It wouldn’t be the first time a builder used a stripped down boat to determine their weight measurement. No builder wants their vessel to appear as a “lead sled” in the specs no matter how true it really is. My last two boats both came in at a couple thousand pounds over their design weight. A fellow sailor who owned the same 28’ knew the true weight of the boat and was able to successfully appeal his PHRF rating (his was the first of it’s class to get rated here in Nor Cal). I believe that the C30’s also have a more accurate weight in their PHRF measurement which gives them their (sandbagged) rating of 180 here in San Francisco.
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