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Old 02-11-2017, 06:23 PM   #1
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Question Length at waterline

I own a year 2000 Maxum (duh on me) 3700 SCR. Does anyone happen to know the length at waterline (LWL)? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:37 PM   #2
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LOA is short for length over all, which is measurement from tip of your bow to the end of your stern and a far more common spec than length at waterline . If your bow pulpit is not protruding like on some models use your LOA times 2. What are you trying to figure out?

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I am going to purchase new propellers for the boat. I know the length overall [LOA] and I also know the length on deck [LOD]. The propeller shop is asking if I know the length at waterline [LWL]. This is the measurement of the hull at the waterline, which is less than the LOA and the LOD.
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The LWL is not a statistic builders typically advertise as it does not sell boats. Your best bet is to either measure it or do a rough estimate. LOA - swim platform - about 3 feet from bow to to where it meets the water.
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I am going to purchase new propellers for the boat. I know the length overall [LOA] and I also know the length on deck [LOD]. The propeller shop is asking if I know the length at waterline [LWL]. This is the measurement of the hull at the waterline, which is less than the LOA and the LOD.
I hope this arrives in time...

If you're going to size props for displacement operation you must know LWL. If you do that for your Maxum 3700 you'd be ignoring the mode of operation for which the hull is designed, planning.

Does you prop supplier know you've gone over to the "dark side"?

I too have most of my experience (37 years) in owning operating and maintaining sailboats.
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