Hull Weight

what is design hull weight, all in (cb, mast, boom, rigging , etc.)... also - how important is hull weight in competition (will 50 lbs. make a real diff, all else equal)... and what are sources of hull (over)weight ... and if hull is sound strucurally, no soft spots, no apparent probs - would you recommend a recore for weight reduction only ... i'm in #1770, stiff structurally, competitve locally (last location) and am on 2nd restoration thanks in advance

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Questions like this are always easily answered by looking at the

Questions like this are always easily answered by looking at the FSSA handbook. There on page 16 it says that the hull must be at least 675 lbs. If your boat is too light then corrector weights will be added according to CMR #63 on page 21 in order to race. Unfortunately, I'm not that good of a racer that I would notice a 50 lbs difference so I can't help you there. I heard a lot about a smooth bottom. Sanding it with high grid sandpaper probably won't reduce your weight much but might improve the performance of the boat.

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

Claus - thanks .

Claus - thanks ... was looking for full up (rigged) weight and found it in the link you sent me (675 hull, 105 cb, 39 mast, 11 boom: 830 total) ... appreciate the help ! BP FS1770