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Old 06-05-2019, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Blazer7420 View Post
Description of Length LOA.

Telling friends= Longer, includes bow pulpit.
Paying dockage= Documented length, shorter.
This is so true. When I took my boat to the Dry Tortugas I rented a slip at Key West City Marina. The jackwagon there said my boat was 27 feet long. Grady White says LOA is 22 feet 2 inches. He counted the bow pulpit and motor bracket. He wanted to charge me for a 27 foot boat.

I argued with the guy and said a wonder bra might make a women look like 36 DD but in the end she is just 36 B. Likewise, Go to Grady's website and the seafarer 228 is just a 22 footer. Look it up I said as I got my smart phone. He charged me for a 22 foot boat and not a 27 footer.

Some boat builders include the pulpit if it's integrated or molded as part of the cap. Some companies include the molded swim platform too. I don't know about these big sporties and express builders. I do know that builders like Grady, Pursuit , Whaler, Regulator,etc do LOA without the add on candy or brackets.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:01 PM
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Even though a Post 46 of the 80's vintage would be 46 feet on deck--the "length" measurements is still not universally accepted. For example Westlawn School of Yacht Design, considers length over all to be from the tip of the bow, to the most aft place on the transom on the center line (of each hull if a cat or center hull if a tri.). Most marinas will include the fixed parts of the vessel as the Length over all...to include any bow pulpits, anchors, bow sprits, and even dinghies over the stern on davits. (Canada considers a swim step as part of the LOA). The Length on Deck is a bit more definitive of what we all consider the length of a boat--from the very tip of the bow, to the center of the transom. Then there is the length between "Perpendiculars". is a perpendicular dropped from the deck to the forward water line to the aft rudder post (not the end of the water line). The Length Waterline, (LWL). is the length from where the bow enters the water to the most stern part of the boat enters the water (not usually including a swim step--unless it is an extended part of the hull).

When reserving a slip at the marina, I always give the information which includes the length form the tip of any forward appendages to the most aft part--example, I once owned a motor sailor: 53 feet on the deck, but 62 feet from tip of spar (bow sprit) to the aft part of the dinghy which was normally carried in davits. The Length Water line, was 48 feet. The boat was registered as a 53 foot boat. I was always charged for the 62 feet. If you requested a 53 foot side, often there would not be enough room for the full 62 feet.

In an outboard boat, the length usually does not include the outboard--but some marinas will charge for the extra foot or two of the motor. To complicate further, at one point some of the small boats were "measured" as the length from the corner of the transom on one side along the gunnel to the bow--often giving an extra foot or so of "length".
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
You still haven't provided an accurate way to determine the LOA of that boat.
i didn't?

go to: www.yachtworld.com search "post 46" almost all the listings say 46'9"

you can confirm by going to Google and typing "post 46 loa" and seeing the original spec sheet for the boat: https://books.google.com/books?id=M_...%20loa&f=false

46'9"
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:17 PM
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[QUOTE=SmokyMtnGrady;12597607]

I argued with the guy and said a wonder bra might make a women look like 36 DD but in the end she is just 36 B.


Ha Ha!
So so when she asks you how long your pecker is, do you give her the measurement flaccid or erect?
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:19 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. The broker says his specs are 46'9" not including the pulpit and dive platform. Further clarifying (or confusing) the issue haha
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Stainless45 View Post
Thanks for all the responses. The broker says his specs are 46'9" not including the pulpit and dive platform. Further clarifying (or confusing) the issue haha
Did they put a custom swim platform / pulpit on? I posted up the ORIGINAL ad/spec sheet for the boat.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:13 PM
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The anchor pulpit is original for sure. Not sure about the swim platform. Just looking to get a realistic idea of the size of this thing compared to Post 42, 43, 44 etc.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:02 AM
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OP asked a reasonable question and got a reasonable answer plus two old farts looking for something to whine about while patting themselves on the back. Sort of like the muppet hecklers.
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