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  1. #1

    Lead Weight

    Always heard about lead weight Hatteras used to level boats at the factory. Here's a couple photos what we found in our 46C. Turned out to be 400 pounds of it. Boat sits level and about an inch or two higher in the front now after removing it.



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    1984 Hurley 36 Express

  2. #2

    Re: Lead Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Boom View Post
    Always heard about lead weight Hatteras used to level boats at the factory. Here's a couple photos what we found in our 46C. Turned out to be 400 pounds of it. Boat sits level and about an inch or two higher in the front now after removing it.Attachment 30212Attachment 30213
    Leveling AND stability.
    Semper Siesta
    Robert Clarkson
    ASLAN, 1983 55C #343
    Charleston, SC

  3. #3

    Re: Lead Weight

    What about ride?


    Who cares how a boat sits. There may be a reason to put weight forward for the ride angle.
    Scott
    41C117 "Hattatude"
    Port Canaveral Florida.


    When I want your opinion I'll give it to you?

  4. #4

    Re: Lead Weight

    My 53 had them in the aft port side under the muffler
    Pete. 1980 53 my. #575

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    Re: Lead Weight

    my 58yf had 300lbs on the stbd side aft under the cockpit
    Mis b' havin
    1972 58 yachtfish
    58yf352
    pass christian, ms.

  6. #6

    Re: Lead Weight

    You guys make some good points on stability and ride.

    In this case removing the weight was a good thing, the boat now sits level on the pitch and roll axis. Before she listed to the left after the addition of a tackle station and accumulation of "stuff" over the years. The weight was located in the master between the bed and hull just in front of the engine room bulkhead.
    1984 Hurley 36 Express

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