dry weight for a Malahini

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Tom J
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dry weight for a Malahini

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Help! Does anyone know the dry weight of their Malahini? (I think the dry weight is just the boat without the motor, fuel or battery). I am in the process of buying a trailer for my build and I don't know how to weight the thing on its cradle. I am sure there might be some differences dependent upon the type of wood used in construction and the type of sole, but to just get a general idea would be helpful. I used meranti for the frames and 3/8 " ply for the sole., which is probably lighter than the folks who used oak for the frames and solid boards for their sole.
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I usually assume that it is twice the listed hull weight.

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The trailer plans for the Malahini are for 1200-1800 lbs.
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Re: dry weight for a Malahini

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It’s about a 1000 lbs without the motor. I have a light duty trailer with little 12” wheels, no problems. I’ve pulled it thousands of miles and have only had one blowout on a crappy old tire that needed replacing anyway.
I will say one thing about a boat trailer, have good sturdy fenders! When a tire blows it will do a hell of a lot of damage to your boat if it isn’t contained.
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Re: dry weight for a Malahini

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Thank you all. This is helpful information. I was lost with random guessing. Venture has two different bunk trailers for a 16'. Looks like the smaller one will work.
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I was guessing around 900. Maybe I'll remember to have it weighed when I pull it in a couple weeks.

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So, now comes the end of the season and time to pull the boats out.
Sad day.
I pulled my trailer down and got it weighed. 460lbs. This week I’ll pull the boat down and weigh it.
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Sorry. Posted on your page by accident. But I weighed my Malahini. Came out to appx. 1000lbs+- without the motor, which my 2029 60hp is 250lbs.? (With the motor was 1240lbs)
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