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    Re: Aluminum Boats & Persons/Weight Capacity

    Because a boat is heavier on the back end, the fuel gauge generally doesn't start coming off the full mark until some of the gas is burned. So if you have a 38 gallon tank, I would think it would start coming off the full mark til 5 gallons or so.

    It's just like your car, you can run about 60-80 miles before it starts falling off the "full" mark. I know it depends on what type of car you have and how much it holds, but that's how my cars are.
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    Re: Aluminum Boats & Persons/Weight Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookem2004 View Post
    Better to have more fuel than not enough. It's also good in case you go fishing for a week somewhere and you don't have to worry about getting fuel every few days.

    Just don't fill it up all the way. At 7lbs a gallon, 20 gallons will yield you 140lbs more in the boat. That's a lot more fish you can catch.
    Seriously yeah it’s a ton of weight. My last 5-6 hour trip I only burned 4 gallons of gas. I think my gas gauge may be broken. I don’t think my Mercury smallcraft unit shows gas levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duhkevinz View Post
    No kidding. The 38 gallon gas tank is overkill on my boat.


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    Better to have more fuel than not enough. It's also good in case you go fishing for a week somewhere and you don't have to worry about getting fuel every few days.

    Just don't fill it up all the way. At 7lbs a gallon, 20 gallons will yield you 140lbs more in the boat. That's a lot more fish you can catch.
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    Re: Aluminum Boats & Persons/Weight Capacity

    Max hp and weight limits are calculated by standard formulas, according to a boat manufacturer I asked.

    https://www.boaterexam.com/boating-r...-capacity.aspx
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    Re: Aluminum Boats & Persons/Weight Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Seon View Post
    Your Alumaweld Weight capacity is approximate 1234#

    150#/person = 8 passengers.

    However factor in weight of your motor, fuel, associated boat gear along with fishing gear then 500-600# or 4 person seems about right.

    When I had my 19' Alumaweld Stryker I'd squeeze in 5 being two weighed less than 80#.
    No kidding. The 38 gallon gas tank is overkill on my boat.


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    Re: Aluminum Boats & Persons/Weight Capacity

    Your Alumaweld Weight capacity is approximate 1234#

    150#/person = 8 passengers.

    However factor in weight of your motor, fuel, associated boat gear along with fishing gear then 500-600# or 4 person seems about right.

    When I had my 19' Alumaweld Stryker I'd squeeze in 5 being two weighed less than 80#.

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    Aluminum Boats & Persons/Weight Capacity

    Do you guys know why some aluminum boats have such low weight / persons capacity? For example my Alumaweld Stryker’s capacity is about 500 or 600 lb max for people. It seems like a pretty well built boat with a wide beam.

    Thoughts?


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