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Weight of the unrigged hull is such a big selling point, and performance indicator for skiffs...

As a community we should insist that our boats are weighed when buying new. No way can you believe builders figures on weight. Making builders weigh boats would keep them honest. Of course it’s the consumer’s choice (and folly) to overload a boat with options, accessories, too much power, which means too much fuel... But knowing what the unrigged hull really weighs would make us more intelligent skiff buyers and hopefully operators.

I won’t buy a used boat again w/o weighing. Bought a Mirage 1 that floated and ran nicely... we weighed it unrigged at 1100 pounds.
 
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