E-Pod Weight

09/24/03

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How much does it weigh?

On a catamaran, more than any other sailing vessel, the weight has a major impact on the speed you can travel.  I remember the first sail on the boat when if was free of all my tools, appliances and stuff she easily sailed along at 10 knots.  Now I can not expect better than 7.5 knots even in the most optimal conditions (except when surfing.)  So as part of this exercise I not only want to maintain the same weight, I would like to make the boat lighter if possible.  

 Here is the detailed break down:

Weight Calculations

LBs

#

Total LBs

Additions

 

 

 

Batteries 12 volt Odyssey PC2250

87

9

783

Water Tanks 2- 20 Gallon

160

2

320

Batteries Chargers 10 Amp

18

2

36

Motors

65

2

130

Honda 15

136

1

136

Motor Bracket

25

1

25

Water Heater Instant on

18

1

18

Fuel Tank - 10 gallon gas

80

1

80

Total Weight added (Heavy Cruising - full tanks)

 

 

1528

Total Weight added (Typical configuration - half water tanks)

 

 

1368

Total Weight added (Light Day Sailing - no Water/Outboard/Gas)

 

 

992

 

 

 

 

Removed items

 

 

 

Water Heater

75

1

75

6 volt batteries (old house bank - replaced by one PC2250)

63

4

252

Diesel Fuel Tanks

150

2

300

Water Tanks 2- 30 Gallon

240

2

480

Westerbeke 30B

274

1

274

Outdrive

110

1

110

Forced Air Heater

25

1

25

Water and hoses for cooling/heating

15

1

15

Raw Water Strainer

25

1

25

Total Weight Removed (Heavy Cruising - full tanks)

 

 

1556

Total Weight Removed (Typical Configuration - half water tanks)

 

 

1316

Total Weight Removed (Light Day Sailing no water)

 

 

1076

 

 

 

 

Difference Heavy

 

 

-28

Difference Typical

 

 

52

Difference Light

 

 

-84

Note: I tried to keep the comparison more relistic by looking at the two extremes as well as the typical half full water tank configuration.  

 

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