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Old Jan 02, 2015, 06:01 PM
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tug weight

Anyone have an idea of what are the approximate un-ballasted weights of the invader or darby or pono tugs are?
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Old Jan 02, 2015, 07:13 PM
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They are in the neighborhood of 25-35lbs. Depending on how you build it, number of functional options, and motor size/gear box.
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Old Jan 02, 2015, 09:44 PM
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My Pono weighs about 40 lbs. unballasted and almost 60 lbs. with the batteries in...

The last Invader that I had my hands on weighed almost 50 lbs. without batteries and 70 lbs. fully loaded...
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Old Jan 02, 2015, 09:56 PM
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A "Mr. Darby" weighs 60 - 62 lbs, at the "LIGHT displacement" waterline, otherwise, 65+ lbs. There is a good reason, some of us do not have boats like those listed above!
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Old Jan 03, 2015, 11:43 AM
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My Darby is just about 22 pounds with no ballast or battery.
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Old Jan 03, 2015, 06:10 PM
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My Darby when ballasted comes in at around 48 pounds. My invader will be at about 80 lbs when ballasted. The Ponos I have seen seem to be around the 40 lb ballasted weight. Empty or ballasted, they can get heavy real fast.
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Old Jan 04, 2015, 11:54 AM
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My invader seems to get heavier by the day when I am home. Hopefully in a few weeks it will be float tested to waterline and I'll get you a total weight then.
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Old Jan 05, 2015, 12:19 AM
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What waterline are you going for? As with tugs, how much fuel and other gear is on board, makes a BIG difference, on how deep it sits in the water.
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Old Jan 05, 2015, 07:46 AM
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I was looking for the empty weight of the model. I dont mind making 2 trips up the basement stairs to the car. 1 trip with the battery and as much removable ballast as possible in a depot pail and next trip with the boat. The back isnt what it used to be.
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Old Jan 05, 2015, 09:43 AM
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I understand that problem, that is why, the 12'', under 4 lbs, Truckable Towboat, was conceived. I can go run a boat, or attend a contest, without having to lift or carry anything that weighs very much.
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