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Old 12-04-2019, 09:52 AM
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Default Whats the Realistic Weight of an early 2000's Albemarle 32 express

Looking for the realistic wet weight of an early 2000's Albemarle 32 express. Probably one with cat 3126's or yanmar 370s. Want to know what I might need to do to my lift and if its possible.

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Originally Posted by k5robnp View Post
Looking for the realistic wet weight of an early 2000's Albemarle 32 express. Probably one with cat 3126's or yanmar 370s. Want to know what I might need to do to my lift and if its possible.
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look at for sale listings to see what they say?
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2006 Albe express twin Yanmar 370''s weighs in at 17k lbs. =/-. Allow for weight of 300gal fuel and 30 gal freshwater storage. I would say no less than 20,000lbs. A 30,000 lb lift? They do make them.
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Yeah I've seen they list the dry weight at 17000, but does that include a tower and all? So 17k + 1800 in fuel and other stuff is able 19k . Just wondering if anyone with the boat has had it weighed when hauled out
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My 2007 Cabo 32 is about 19000lbs wet including tower etc; not the same boat but it would be in the ballpark.
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Theres no way you can tell the weight of a 15 year old boat accurately with water intrusion. Especially if the bottom is cored (not sure if it is but I thought I heard those years are).

Take it somewhere with a travel lift and take the guess work out of it.
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The bottoms are solid glass, pretty sure the sides are too. I don't have the boat yet, barely shopping but would like to have an idea of what it might take to upgrade my lift so I can factor that into the budget. I'm thinking upgrading from 16k lbs to 20k would be a safe bet.
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My 315xl was right at 21k on the Travel Lift with twin Cats and a nearly empty tank. Full Tower with second station. The 32 should be a little heavier. I would say 24-26k light. I would not consider anything under a 30k lift.
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Originally Posted by tango2echo View Post
My 315xl was right at 21k on the Travel Lift with twin Cats and a nearly empty tank. Full Tower with second station. The 32 should be a little heavier. I would say 24-26k light. I would not consider anything under a 30k lift.
Thanks! I'm assuming you mean 31xf? This is the kind of real world info I was looking for. Much different than the stated weight
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Originally Posted by k5robnp View Post
The bottoms are solid glass, pretty sure the sides are too. I don't have the boat yet, barely shopping but would like to have an idea of what it might take to upgrade my lift so I can factor that into the budget. I'm thinking upgrading from 16k lbs to 20k would be a safe bet.
If you’re going to upgrade the lift, skip the 20k and go with 25k minimum! I’d say 30k, full of fuel and gear, you don’t want to max out the lift!
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Originally Posted by k5robnp View Post
The bottoms are solid glass, pretty sure the sides are too. I don't have the boat yet, barely shopping but would like to have an idea of what it might take to upgrade my lift so I can factor that into the budget. I'm thinking upgrading from 16k lbs to 20k would be a safe bet.
Not a direct comparable but close: my Carolina Classic 32 with Cummins QSB engines and full tower was 24,000 lbs on the Travelift with half full tanks. Add about 1,000 with full fuel and water.

You really should find a calibrated Travelift and check the weight because it would not be pretty to see if your lift failed. Also factor in stupid things happening like leaves blocking the scuppers and trapping 200 gallons of rain water in the cockpit, which would add another 1300 lbs.
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Sleep EZ. Get a 30K lift and be done with it. Doubt there is much difference between a 20k and a 30K price wise. If you got the money to buy and fuel a 32 Albe, why quibble over a few bucks more on the lift you know will hold it. Think safety factor.
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I can upgrade the current lift to 24k but thats it. I called the guy and he says the factor of safety on the cables (which is the main variable the weight rating is based on) is about 4. So I think I can do that upgrade for minimal cost. Thanks for the input yall
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Boats can't always be positioned on the lift to equally apportion the weight between forward and aft cradles. So an 22K# boat could have 13K on the aft cradle and 9K on the forward cradle, perhaps pushing the safety margin of the lift rating.

While the cables may have a sufficient safety margin, that is when they are new and that margins deteriorates with time and use.


And while it may be easy to upgrade the cables, the main lift beams and cradle beams could then be the "weak link", particularly with an unbalanced load.
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