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Old 05-20-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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I measured the boat from the tip of the front to the very back and it said 22.5 feet, itís registered as a 19 foot, and the previous owner said it was a 21 foot boat. I am so confused. Lol. How can I find out the size?
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Very difficult and does it really matter?

What you measured is LOA, length overall. There is also the measurement along the waterline. In the old days manufacturers advertised the LOA to exaggerate the boats size now days they have been cracked down on and donít include bow pulpits and so on.
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What does it say on your bill of sale?

That is what it is...

My 01 3000 is actually 32.6 but is considered a 30 footer....

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What does it say on your bill of sale?

That is what it is...

My 01 3000 is actually 32.6 but is considered a 30 footer....

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Not sure I would agree as I have seen different dealers advertise different specs for the same boat. Also if bought used this info if given is even less accurate IMO.
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No. It really does not matter. But when you hear and see different things it makes you wonder what it really is. Like I mensioned last week itís my first boat and this is a learning experiance. The biggest lesson I have learned is that boating is very expensive and time consuming, and I have not even gotten it in the water yet. Lol
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Lesson one, BOAT is not a word but acronym = Break Out Another Thousand.

Boating is meant to be enjoyed at a slow pace. Youíll either fall in love and the time is involved will become transparent or it will be too much of a burden and you get out of it.
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Some boats are measured LoA. Some boats are measured LWL. Some boats include the swim platform, some do not. Some models used one method, then at a certain model year, switch to another. I've never seen a boat who's LOA matched the badging.

My 350 model, was named the 390 just one year later. I have two friends with identical Carver aft cabins, but two different model years. One is a 36, then other a 370. I have a friend with a Silverton 392, that in later model years was badged the 372.

Unless you're trying to dock beam-to between two boats (parallel parking style) it doesn't really matter.

Incidentally, go by the badging on teh boat. If it's a 1900, say it's 19ft. If you say 21 ft, it looks a little petty.
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