Bare Hull Weights

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by sailsocal, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. sailsocal
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    sailsocal Junior Member

    Can someone point me to online data for the weight of bare hulls of various length and beam? If not, does anyone know the weight per square foot of hull surface for typical foam-core fiberglass construction?
  2. tom28571
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    tom28571 Senior Member

    There is no typical foam core/glass hull section and there is certainly no typical hull of specific length and breadth. If you can offer the exact makeup of the section of interest, I'm sure there are those here who can answer the question.

    I suggest you get Dave Gerr's book on strength of materials which will have some background information on hull layups of different materials.
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    This poster has been asking for information about design basics, in several threads, Tom. Considering the nature of the questions, it suggests somewhat naivety in the engineering and realities of yacht design.

  4. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    Perhaps the best way to answer the question is with another...
    Why do you want to know?
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