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 Weight of a 1997 250 wing keel
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William.h.snow
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Initially Posted - 05/23/2022 :  15:37:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am the new owner of a 1997 Catalina 250 Wing Keel, #299. The club winch has a weight limit of 5,000 pounds and the listed weight is 4,200 pounds. In theory I should have 800 pounds as a safety margin.

I am assuming the listed weight is "ready to sail" weight to include sails, etc. What I do not know is what is not included. I am not sure if they included the weight of the engine (mine is a 57 pound 5 HP) or the battery (about 40 pounds).

I thought someone may have better info or even weighed their boat.

Thanks,

Will

William H. Snow

William.h.snow
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Response Posted - 06/14/2022 :  12:03:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all. I got my 250 MK II Wing Keel with wheel steering weighed. I did it by weighing the boat and trailer and after launching weighing the trailer. The weight of the boat came in at 4,750 pounds. The weight includes the extra weight of the wheel and wheel steering gear, a 55-pound motor, exterior cushions, porta-potty, anchor in locker, and probably another 50 pounds of misc lines. If I took the motor off and got rid of all the miscellaneous stuff it could be as low as 4,600 in its configuration.

William H. Snow
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 06/15/2022 :  20:07:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ya, the manufacturer's "dry weight" is very bare--empty tanks, no sails, outboard, anchor, batteries, electronics, or other "stuff". Every boat I've known or heard about was significantly heavier than the manufacturer's spec.

Dave Bristle
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