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Laguna Windrose 18 Weight (re axle

Good Morning,
I hope this is the right section for this.
I am working on a '74 Laguna Windrose 18. Yesterday while servicing the trailer hubs I found one of the spindles to be completely shot, never seen one this bad! Anyhow I want to replace the axle (as opposed to just the spindle so it will run true).

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH THIS BOAT WEIGHS?? I have looked and looked. Is there a trick to figure boat weight via the displacement (1500# displacement). I want to replace with an axle that is beefy enough.

Also on another note regarding the axle if anyone has any input... the trailer has a drop axle and is installed ON TOP of the leaf springs. This is it can still sit low while allowing room for the keel. I am having a hard time finding an appropriate shaped drop axle so was considering a straight axle and mounting it below the spring (in order to provide keel clearance). Would the strait axle be ok? I know it would sit a bit higher but I suppose thats allright.

Thanks a million
Shawn T
Wichita KS
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