Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

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Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby RDH » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:31 am

I have reposted this in the Hankinson section as, despite a lot of views, I had no replies in the general power section.

I live in the UK and we have some interesting towing restrictions that apply both in terms of weight and length. Of these weight is the more critical issue, my current 4WD is able to tow 1800Kgs, a touch under 3970lbs. As the UK laws on towing have changed over the years newer licences are much more restrictive than when I passed my test. As such I can tow a trailer up to 7 meters in length but the boat can overhang an additional 3 meters. (What fun). I've been looking at the Tahoe 23 and the Belle Isle, can anyone who has built either give me an idea of the total finished weight.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:42 am

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I'm not sure about the weight of the 23. Hull weight is showing as 1000 lbs. Probably another 1000 lbs. of decks, seats, tanks, etc. The engine might be 900 lbs. Then the trailer weight. I'm just guessing.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby Roberta » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:47 am

My steel tandem axle trailer with the Torpedo (19.5 ft) with Crusader 5.7 V8 weighs in at 4350 lbs. The boat weighs about 2900 lbs. I would think the Tahoe 23 with small block V8 and decent trailer would be at least that.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby billy c » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:59 am

...yes to Roberta's and Bill's post above
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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby bob smith » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:55 pm

May what point does your boat/trailer have to be weighed? Does it have a tag/registration reflecting that weight?
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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby gap998 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:31 am

I don't know what you're driving Roy, and I don't know the legality of their set-ups, but Scott Ure in Scotland pulled his 30+' Bandido with an L200, & there's a guy local to me trailers a huge plastic sports cruiser behind a Mk2 Disco' that's got to be a lot heavier than a Tahoe or Belle. So I'm sure it's do-able on UK roads.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby RDH » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Depending on he licence that setup is 100% legal. I am allowed to tow a 7m trailer with an additional 3m overhang approx 33' altogether. Assuming the vehicle can handle it I can tow a combined vehicle and rig of 8250kg, the Tahoe including trailer is circa 2200kg so it's just a case of finding something that will safely tow it. I have a Range Rover evoque which tops out at 1850kg so looks like a change of vehicle.

Thanks for the replies is has been really helpful, now if someone would like to tell my wife that I'd like to buy the Range Rover Sport ........

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby Butch Barto » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:24 am

My Tahoe 23 is 24' 4" with a 8.1 chevy bib block .I added 1/8 " to the sides and bottom above what the plans call for because of the bib motor aqnd the water in the bay where we live is always choppy she weighs just under 4000 lbs.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby Butch Barto » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:25 am

Woops that's a chevy BIG block

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Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby MamedOl » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:10 am

Just in case I ever buy or gasp build my own boat and want it to be trailerable, what are the size and weight limits for this in the US? Where can I find the regulations?
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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby galamb » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:12 pm

Resurrected an old thread, however,

each State has it's own limits/maximum's - a google search will bring you to your State's trailer regulations.

In general I have seen two maximum width's that seem to be shared by most States - those being 8' wide or 8' 6" wide. Beyond that you would be a "wide load" and require special permits or accommodations etc.

As I have seen many, many "twin trailers" being hauled (pick-up truck towing a camper towing a boat), it appears that "width" is more restricted than length.
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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby TAB » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:28 pm

MamedOl wrote:Just in case I ever buy or gasp build my own boat and want it to be trailerable, what are the size and weight limits for this in the US? Where can I find the regulations?
Thanks.



legally you can bumper pull a trailer that is 9999# before you need a cdl as far as width its 8' with out a permit( over 10 means chase cars) with non bumper pulls its max gcvr( gross combined vechile rating ) of 26800# ( after that its cdl and air brakes) you are also limited to a total OAL of 63' which is only an issue for a very large boat.

for the most part it takes a very large boat to exceed the limits. with the weight limit for a bumper pull being the one thing that will limit you. even then getting a recreational class A is not hard, or better still go goose neck and don't worry about it. honestly if you are towing more then 10k a goose neck is preferred any ways.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:49 pm

I've found that most boat trailers 8'-6" wide with no permit required. I think at 10' you have to have a wide load sign. If it is a permitted load or escort load, I won't be pulling it.

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Re: Finished weight of Tahoe 23 and Belle Isle

Postby Ranny » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:23 am

I think it depends on the roads and distances you expect to travel. About ten years ago I bought a Duffy Electric Catamaran in Chicago and drove it to Virginia via the PA Turnpike. Not a fun drive of 700 miles with one tire straddling the white lines, while being passed by semis.
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