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I just came across my notes, so I figured I'd post this. All weights in lbs.

  29 Mast
   5 Gaff
  22 Crossbeam, Front
  23 Crossbeam, Middle
  22 Crossbeam, Back
   2 Tiller Bar
  12 Tillers, Both
 190 Hulls, Both (95 each, design weight is 90, but this build includes solid hatch covers)
  13 Rigging
  17 Sails
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 330 Lb., Total

That's true weight, ready to sail, for a boat with a JWD design weight of 295 lbs. Carrying capacity is supposed to be 550 lbs., but the picture is this boat at the 2015 Florida Hui racing a Tiki 21. We had 5 adults onboard, the three guys were each over 200, and the two gals, well lets say they were 150 each, for a total of at least 950 lbs. Yes, we beat the Tiki 21 from which Casey took the photo.

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Not my boat, but the reason why you don't use the wrong materials and bad technique, to build a wood boat. Just the two hulls weighed more that the completed boat was supposed to. No fiberglass on the decks, combined with two years out in the weather, made for a rotted boat. I could have rebuilt it, but it was too far gone. Since the boat was never completed, it'll probably be reincarnated as a proper build. When I bought it, I figured I was just buying a build license.

No chance of a capsize in that race then !!!

It's amazing what these boats are capable of at times.

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