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Size boat..what do you tell people?

skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 1,003Member ✭✭✭
Okay so my boat is a 270 LOA 30'.  When people ask me what size boat I have I say a 30 footer...while technically without the swim platform it's probably a true 27 foot.  How do others answer that question?
2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3

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  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,364Member ✭✭✭✭
    I say 30. Unless it's someone that knows boats and I'll elaborate by saying a Rinker 270, 30' LOA 'cause I know they'll understand.  My marina is very cool though. They charge by manufacturer's designation so my slip is rated at 27'.
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,306Member ✭✭✭✭
    It is tip to tip, no matter how you get there!
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 1,003Member ✭✭✭
    My feeling exactly @rasbury
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,306Member ✭✭✭✭
    Lol!
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,750Moderator mod
    Boats not longer go by water line. Its LOA. I have a 342 if I go on yachtworld.com and type in 34ft 310's display. If I type 37 I get 342's.
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,084Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOA. A 260 EC is the same length as a Four Winns V285. 

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,548Member ✭✭✭✭
    A 270 is 27' when go to a transient 
    3.00 a ft is $81
    30' is $90
    30 ft is braging rights
    Don't think they will measure 
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,270Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rinker 270.  27'.  342 34'.  No reason to get into a measuring match.  We store boats up to 40'. I don't bother measuring overall.  Basically what ever the boat says 
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,689Member ✭✭✭✭
    I say 270 if I'm paying per foot, if ppl want to know the actual, I say 30ft. 
  • Lake_BumLake_Bum Flagstaff, AZ Posts: 272Member ✭✭✭
    My 232 is now 27 feet with the massive swim platform  :D
    2000 Captiva 232 
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,750Moderator mod
    @Alswagg I have to say that is not how most places do it. They want LOA heII I pay for 38'4" at my club that I have been a member going on 20 years because someone measured from the tip of the anchor to the end of the swim platform. Most places charge me for a 37 footer............. Just say'n 
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,844Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I always tell the marinas I have a 34 footer when I am reserving a slip.
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,270Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ray I know  it makes for so much confusion much simpler to simply charge what the boat says.     Boat manufactures are just as confusing.  The current 370 was a 360 that was also a 350. Same hull and deck.  Virtually the same boat 
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,750Moderator mod
    Alswagg said:
    Ray I know  it makes for so much confusion much simpler to simply charge what the boat says.     Boat manufactures are just as confusing.  The current 370 was a 360 that was also a 350. Same hull and deck.  Virtually the same boat 
    So true Al and most marina's try to squeeze every penny they can. 
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 1,003Member ✭✭✭
    Smallest slip at my harbor is 30'...so no matter what you are at least paying for 30'.

    My storage facility looked up LOA and that's what they charge me on.
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,829Member ✭✭✭✭
    I say 34 to anyone who asks whether it is transient dockage, winter storage, a co worker or a guy in a bar. Says 342 on the side and she is a 34 footer. 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 590Member ✭✭✭
    Our boat club goes on Reg size for dockage fee so we pay for 31' but she's 34 LOA. The prior marina decided a couple of years ago to use LOA instead so it added dockage, storage and shrink wrap costs. Easy revenue generation!

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Webmaster, crescentboatclub.com

  • bella-vitabella-vita Buffalo NYPosts: 272Member ✭✭✭
    Store mine inside and they charge for the swim platform so they charge for 37'on my 342 if it was outside storage I don't have to pay the extra 3'
    2002 Rinker FV 342
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 981Member ✭✭✭✭
    If its a marina asking I have a Rinker 276 cuddy, so then they assume 27.5 feet, although its really 29' OAL.

    Person on the street I say its a 28 foot cuddy. I figure I split the difference between hull and OAL, so no one can call BS on me. :D

    I honestly think its kinda funny (and borderline lame) when a boater tells me he has a 26 footer, and he has a 23 footer with a huge platform and pulpit....
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,082Member ✭✭✭
    JoeStang said:
    If its a marina asking I have a Rinker 276 cuddy, so then they assume 27.5 feet, although its really 29' OAL.

    Person on the street I say its a 28 foot cuddy. I figure I split the difference between hull and OAL, so no one can call BS on me. :D

    I honestly think its kinda funny (and borderline lame) when a boater tells me he has a 26 footer, and he has a 23 footer with a huge platform and pulpit....
    from my understanding if the swim platform is built into/part of the hull it goes towards the actual length of the boat. The registration on my 246 says it is 26' 2" even though the swim platform is a couple feet. When I had my vessel check done I fell into the 26' and above laws such as having the two fire extinguishers, waste discharge stickers etc..  I'm willing to bet your 276 has the loa on the registration too since the platform is molded into the hull. 
  • JoeStangJoeStang Metro DetroitPosts: 981Member ✭✭✭✭
    It does, but I know in reality it's 27.5' long with a 18" platform. 
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 1,304Member ✭✭✭
    Well my 280 is registered as 30foot 1 inch or something silly like that.
    with my new swim deck I have to be 35 ft lol
    i am in a 35 ft well and it sticks out
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 390Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2017
    @size matters............whats wrong with oal....thats actually how long it is?
    platform /anchor is part, attached & floats.
    we are charged as 30.

    my 2cents
    Post edited by trip_n on
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