Net Tonnage

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Cj2law, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Cj2law

    Cj2law New Member

    17
    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    I am in the process of buying a 2003 240 SD? My wife and I have looked all summer and finally found one that suits our wants and needs. We were wanting to know if we could document it? Does anyone know what the net tonnage of this boat is or where we could find it?
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Not sure, but I don't think you can document a 240 SD... I think it has to be a minimum of 27' and yacht certified before you can document.
     
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  3. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    You can get the formula for computing t he displacement from the USCG, but generally, only boats over 26 ft in length can be documented.
     
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  4. Cj2law

    Cj2law New Member

    17
    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    I just searched the coast guard website (thanks fwebster), the only requirements that I found said the vessel needs to have at least 5 net tonnage and be owned by an American Citizen. From the formula that they give the 240SD is 5.086 net tonnage so I am going to apply and see what happens. Will update in 30 days Thanks Now for my next question
    I have a 1984 207 Monaco that is getting ready to be rehabbed The engine is coming out in January stripping the boat of all the wood and replacing. I cant decide if I want to get a crate engine with updated electronics or rebuild the existing engine and putting every back to factory specs? If I update the engine, Do I have to reinforce the motor mounts and stringers to compensate for the higher output of horsepower? Any opinions out there
     
  5. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    probably best to start a new thread on the questions concerning the Monaco....

    cliff
     
  6. Cj2law

    Cj2law New Member

    17
    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    Thanks Will Do That
     
  7. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    189
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    ....

    My dad had a 1976 Bayliner 2450 Saratoga Fisherman that had been in a warehouse on a trailer since 1986. When he passed away in 2015, I began exploring rehabbing that boat from stem to stern. I even had a marine surveyor look at it for me to determine hull and transom integrity. Everybody laughed at me. Said that I would never get my money back out of it. That sort of wasn't the point.

    I bought a 2004 420 instead.

    Let's see if I get my money out of this one!

    Jaybeaux
     
  8. Cj2law

    Cj2law New Member

    17
    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    OK So I finally got the paperwork back from the Coast Guard. The Certified my Boat ( I mean Vessel) It is called KASH, A combination of my children's names. It only took 6 months and a lot of research but it is done.
     

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