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URGENT - How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ??
How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ?? Does a trailer need brakes ?
mike K18-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: URGENT - How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ??
Hi Mike. Minimum weight is 454kg, but without seeing your boat, I reckon it would likely weigh significantly more than that. Perhaps 550kg to 600kg. Laws are different state to state but brakes are probably a good idea.
James Shannon18-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: How heavy is a RL24 mark 1 ?
Mike

Where will your trailer be registered?

The minimum weight of 454 kgs shown in the class rules does not include the weight of the 100kg keel, rudder, mast, all rigging, boom, sails, outboards, fuel, marine toilet, stove and anything not permanently fixed. I would estimate the boat as weighing in at 750 kgs with a single axle trailer coming in at say 250 kgs. This would bring the combined boat and trailer in at 1 tonne!!

In Victoria there was a problem with single trailer axle trailers and RL 24 overhangs. I believe that changes were rushed through Parliament to correct this mistake in the new trailer laws and the changes are now conditional on the transom width of the boat not being more than 2 metres.

Alastair18-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: URGENT - How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ??
thanks

I'm in QLD. With an agregate mass(whatever that is)over 750kg we need brakes and a safety certifcate.

Mike
mike K18-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: URGENT - How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ??
Mike

Aggregate means both boat and trailer together. I can only suggest that you lighten up the boat and trailer as much as possible and then put it over a weigh bridge somewhere. Put the trailer spare wheel and the outboard and fuel tank plus everything else in the boot of the towing vehicle!!

All States seem to be introducing new trailer laws that are catching us all out. My old NSW registered boat trailer cannot be registered down here in Vic without major modifications but I do live very close to a boat ramp and others have their trailer boats stored in mast up boat storage parks which have boat ramps close at hand!

If you put your mark 1 and trailer over a weighbridge let us know what numbers you come up with.

Alastair18-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: URGENT - How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ??
Mike
Yes you will need trailer brakes to be legal.I wieghed my MKII in 2004 with no keel in it just the bare boat with fixtures and the boat came in at 530kg the single axle trailer at 310kg giveing a total of 840kg. Add 100kg min for the keel plus mast, boom, sails, rudder, motor, fuel tank,safety gear and anything else that you may have on board and it will easily exceed 1000 kg. A MKI will probably be lighter than a MKII but only by up to 80kg, so you will still blow 1000kg on the road.
Darryn19-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: URGENT - How heavy is an RL24 mach 1 ??
Mike

I have corrected my earlier input by changing the 2.5 metres to 2 metres and the word towing to combined boat and trailer.

Alastair 20-Feb-2008    Edit    Delete 

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