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#12404849 - 08/28/17 01:48 PM 18ft Skeeter Starfire Weight
Pwizzle89 Offline

Registered: 02/23/17
Posts: 119
Hey guys, I have a hitch rated for 3500 lbs. Just bought a 18ft fiberglass skeeter starfire with a dual axle trailer. 135 Johnson outboard. Any idea on what the total weight with gas and gear would be? Not sure if my hitch can handle it...

#12404861 - 08/28/17 01:55 PM Re: 18ft Skeeter Starfire Weight [Re: Pwizzle89]
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Perry Mason

Registered: 09/26/05
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Loc: Lewisville
You can check the engine & hull weights at nada guides boat values. Not sure about the trailer though.
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#12405626 - 08/29/17 07:11 AM Re: 18ft Skeeter Starfire Weight [Re: Pwizzle89]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 10289
Loc: Jack County
welcome to the TFF Pwizzle89 peep

#12406060 - 08/29/17 01:01 PM Re: 18ft Skeeter Starfire Weight [Re: Pwizzle89]
steve_twice Offline

Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 339
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Ballpark numbers:

Boat 1400
Motor 300
Trailer 1,000
Trolling motor: 80
3 batteries 60
15 gal. gas 100

With misc. gear you're *around* 3k ... might want to get it weighed though.

#12418245 - 09/07/17 05:52 PM Re: 18ft Skeeter Starfire Weight [Re: Pwizzle89]
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Registered: 06/07/02
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If in doubt, always error on the side of caution and get a more durable hitch. They aren't that expensive and the peace of mind knowing you have the right equipment for the job is priceless.


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