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    Difference between Draft Hull and Draft Max?-gctid355833

    And is it measured with full capacity (fuel, water, at least one person etc) or empty weight?

    Thanks

    Mike

    #2
    Hull draft would be the draft of the hull only, ie. on an outboard or I/O powered boat with the drive unit raised. Max draft would be with the drive unit lowered. As to loaded or not that would vary by manufacturer; however, on small craft the difference would only be inches so it should not be a big factor.

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      #3
      Unless you are talking about a small boat, I doubt the weight would change it more than a few inches at most.

      Other than that I doubt there is a correct answer.

      It's kind of like boat length. In the bar they grow. In the marina they shrink.
      Jim McNeely
      New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
      Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
      Brighton, Michigan USA
      MMSI # 367393410

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        #4
        It's kind of like boat length. In the bar they grow. In the marina they shrink.[/QUOTE]

        That statement is sooo true.. :-) lol

        Thanks for clearing this up for me.

        Mike

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          #5
          richardson is correct:

          Hull draft is hull only. Usually stated fro an outboard boat w/o the engine.

          Max draft is with the propulsion system at its lowest position.

          The thing about hulls growing in bars is much like the length of a fish caught, the fish gains 3" with each beer......
          Captharv 2001 2452
          "When the draft of your boat exceeds the depth of water, you are aground"

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