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Question Working load of a 40' Sailboat

Were can I find a chart listing the working load for a sailboat? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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there is no chart every boat is different, depending on hull shape. if you give more info we might be able to give you a guess... ie boat type.
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Our boat is a 40' Acapulco. It's beam is 13.5, a cutter rig. Does that help?
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"the working load" being defined as exactly what, by who?

I've never heard that as a sailing term.
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HS i think he means weight capacity.
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A rule of thumb capacity calculation:

(length of vessel x vessel width)/15 = number of 150 lb bodies the vessel can theoretically carry

So (40x13.5)/15 = 36, 150lb bodies or 5400lbs

Again, it's not an exact calculation, just a rule of thumb.
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does he mean payload ?
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Are you asking about the USCG tonnage formula?
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Our boat is a 40' Acapulco. It's beam is 13.5, a cutter rig. Does that help?
I don't know if you are looking for sail loads, but just in case, I added the specs for the boat to Harken's Compuspec tool. You can look it up at any time. Check the button for "I can't find my boat", then on the next page... you'll see it listed in custom boats. Select the button for "view loading report"
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does he mean payload ?
Or did he mean working load, of some line, on a sailboat?
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