07-31-2008, 08:42 PM
My son bought a 2003 20' ranger bass boat with a 225 evinrude. Trying to figure the approximate weight of the boat and engine for the purpose of shopping for a boat lift. Appreciate any accurate information and this looks like a very heavy boat.
07-31-2008, 09:36 PM
I would estimate your son's rig at:
or around 2800#
08-01-2008, 07:01 AM
From the 2003 Ranger Catalog 620 Single 1965# , dual 1995#. You would then have to add fuel and motor weight. Nada book shows weight of Evinrude 225 @ 538#.
Hope this helps.
I'm fairly sure my 620 and 225 opti is sitting on a 4600 lb trailer. That's a factory supplied, standard Ranger trailer. I would go outside and check for sure but then my beer would get warm........Ken
Although you ask about a boat lift, I am sure that your sons boat is on a trailer from time to time.
Take the rig as you have it normally loaded for a boat lift and take it to a scale and weigh it.
You can find scales at freeway truck scales, garbage dump transfer stations, recycling centers etc.
Then, after you find the loaded weight of the boat and trailer, drop off the boat at the lake and take the empty trailer back to the same scale and weigh the empty trailer.
You will know to the lb. how much the loaded boat and motor weighs as it is lifted on the boat lift.
I suspect that you may be suprised at the final weight.
After you weigh the rig, why don't you post your measured results of boat, motor, and trailer and then the trailer alone.
I think lots of folks would be interested in knowing the actual measured weight.
I think that in times past, many folks have been very suprised at how heavy their loaded rigs were. Often we are pulling rigs that are VERY overloaded. i.e. the loaded boats are much much heavier than we think.
I suspect that that is also why some of us have performance issues with the rigs. Simply too much stuff in the boat, causing too heavy boat loading and thus substandard performance.
08-03-2008, 07:58 PM
Thanks REW and I do think I will do just that. I have a good friend that has a scale at his stone quarry. Thanks again and I will post this information.