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  • How to weigh my boat?

    So can I just pull up to a highway weight station or something and put it on the scales? Do I take it off of the hitch or pull the whole rig on?
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    Re: How to weigh my boat?

    You can usually go to a truck stop and have it done. Park it on the scale, unhitch from vehicle, drive said vehicle off scale, weigh the boat.

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    • #3
      Re: How to weigh my boat?

      STAY AWAY from any highway weigh station.... those are police .... anything wrong and you can be ticketed.....

      The correct way to do it at a truck stop is:
      pull onto the scale and push the button. They will ask you "first weigh or re-weigh?" tell them "first weigh". Give them any number you can remember for a truck number and weigh the whole rig. Then drop the boat in the lot and go back to weigh just the tow vehicle. This time tell them "re-weigh" ...... it is generally free to $2 more for the re-weigh. After that some simple math will tell you everything you need to know....

      ps when pulling on the first time make sure that your trailer tires are not on the same pad as your rear vehicle tires... preferably if you can, have your front tires on a third pad..... this will let you know tongue weight rear axle weight and steer axle weight.
      Kevin

      Originally posted by Tinnie
      But, where are the reevets?
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        Re: How to weigh my boat?

        Originally posted by smokeonthewater View Post
        STAY AWAY from any highway weigh station.... those are police .... anything wrong and you can be ticketed.....
        Paranoid much?
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        • #5
          Re: How to weigh my boat?

          Originally posted by bobginco View Post
          paranoid much?
          hahahahahaha!

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          • #6
            Re: How to weigh my boat?

            paranoid no... experienced yes...... being on a dot scale is like being pulled over..... They collect a paycheck for writing tickets
            Kevin

            Originally posted by Tinnie
            But, where are the reevets?
            1981 Wellcraft V-20 CC Fisherman (FREE BOAT)
            1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
            1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
            90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
            Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
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              Re: How to weigh my boat?

              Originally posted by smokeonthewater View Post
              STAY AWAY from any highway weigh station.... those are police .... anything wrong and you can be ticketed.....
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              • #8
                Re: How to weigh my boat?

                Most farm stores have scales too.
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                • #9
                  Re: How to weigh my boat?

                  You can also just use a junkyard if it's not busy. Let them know whats up and they will help you out if they are decent.
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                  • #10
                    Re: How to weigh my boat?

                    Scrap yards and gravel pits work great too. The ones close to me are no charge, just get out of the way when the gravel trucks are running.


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                    • #11
                      Re: How to weigh my boat?

                      Just weighed my trailer at a recycle place we do business with . No charge I will bring it back with the boat on and rigged for total ..
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                      • #12
                        Re: How to weigh my boat?

                        Yep we weight things for people all the time at our recycling facility. Just call ahead and be patient when you do it and its no problem !!
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                          Re: How to weigh my boat?

                          City dumps also often have weigh stations.

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