Re: boat weight
Swampy, having been aboard your boat a few weeks ago and comparing the layouts, early 1990's vs. late 1990's, I noticed yours to be much more open thoughout the cabin (a much more roomy feel), whereas it seemed like mine is more 'compartmentalized' and if so, with more bulkheads and such, maybe would account for the few hundred extra lbs. Mine weighs in at 5000 lbs.
Prior boat: 1999 Maxum 2400SCR (I loved that boat but the wife made me get bigger). Current: '96 Carver 325 aft cabin.