[Public-List] A30 weight

Michael Connolly via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Thu Sep 14 07:00:54 PDT 2017

I built a trailer for my Alberg in 2001. Used two 6K Dexter Torflex axles. The tyres are your weak link. Mine are load range E 10 ply. I have heard that axles are rated at 80% of their load capacity. So the two axles typically have a 2,400# "reserve". The Torflex axles were used because they are torsion sprung and can have a much lower drop than leaf sprung axles. But they are set in hard rubber bushings..................because of that I jack up the trailer when not in use to take the weight off the axles. 
Gord is correct 9,000# is the figure to use..................that is empty weight, no fuel, stores or water aboard. I have towed the Alberg about 3,000 miles total with no issues to date. 
Michael #133 

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From: "Greg Dawson via Public-List" <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> 
To: public-list at lists.alberg30.org 
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:55:00 AM 
Subject: [Public-List] A30 weight 

Hi Guys 

What is the weight of my non liner A30 ? Just the bare boat, mast etc. I'm considering a trailer and trying to work out if the axles are strong enough. 



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