What floats my boat?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by David_Estes, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. David_Estes

    David_Estes Well-Known Member

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    Building a Foam,Glass Epoxy, Flats\pirouge skiff. Fishing and Ducks.....

    Made a call to TXPW to ask about registration inspections ect. The gal on the phone stumped me when she asked what the weight capacity is empty. :-/ no clue why, but my best guess is overloading  or HP????

    SO???? how to i come up with a # in Lbs or do I a make a SWAG :D
     
  2. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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  3. David_Estes

    David_Estes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gramps... I must say Rabbit hole did not cross my but *hole did... hung up the phone.......
     
  4. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    Check out the Backyard Builder Safety Standards sticky at the top of the Bragging Spot Section. I believe there are formulas in there to help you calculate capacity and I know there is a formula for max horsepower. You did specify that you were looking to register a home built hull, correct? Some data that is required to "register a boat" is not required to "register a home built boat". This also varies state to state, so Texas may be different than my experience in Maryland.

    Nate