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Message 6 of 6
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Sunday 13 January 2019

Hi George,

I can not remember the exact weight of the Navigator, however, it will be about 950 kgs, on the amount of ballast it was between 50 and 75 kgs in weight..

Regards

Simon

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Message 5 of 6
Posted by member George MacDonald on Sunday 13 January 2019

Thanks Simon
I appreciate your help on this. Do you know what approximate weight would be in a navigator? And with regards to the ballast, how much would you advise and would I put this in the space just aft of the anchor locker under the seats?
George

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Message 4 of 6
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Sunday 13 January 2019

Hi George,

Because you have a larger engine and the weight is higher than normal for a navigator trailer, I personal would go for the trailer set up for the Pilot as longer as the rollers and stands can be changed to fit the Navigator underwater profile and support the hull in the correct position especially aft where the support is needed to support the aft end of the boat on the road, if your Navigator does not have the ballast in the front of the boat I would put it in as a matter of course as it will help the sea keeping of the boat in rough weather or in a choppy seaway.

Regards
Simon

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Message 3 of 6
Posted by member George MacDonald on Sunday 13 January 2019

Hi Simon.
Thanks for that. It is a bit on the big side but I'll be gentle with it. My two trailer choices at the moment are a snipe trailer setup for a hardy 20ft (advertised here) and an SBS bunk trailer for an 18/19ft boat rated at 1600kg that's a bit more local. Do you think these would do the job?
Thanks
George

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Message 2 of 6
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Sunday 13 January 2019

Hi George,

Welcome to the Hardy owners Club. I am a former employee of Hardy Marine from the time your navigator was likely to have been build. You say you have a Mariner 90 on the boat. As I remember we did not put such a large engine as that on the Navigator as we put a 75hp engine on the Navigator and that was powerful enough. When a large engine was fitted to the Navigator we did put about a 50 to 75 kg of ballast in the bow ahead of the cross bulkhead in the bow to keep the bow down and get the navigator on to the plane easier. As for a trailer any good trailer will do as long as the axle is well back on the trailer to counter the weight to the Mariner 90 on the back of the Navigator.

Yours Sincerely
Simon Papendick
Former Hardy Marine Employee 1983 to 1990
Owner of J-Star Marine Services

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Message 1 of 6
Posted by member George MacDonald on Sunday 13 January 2019

Hi guys. Hope everyone has had a good Christmas and New year. I'm new to the club and am looking for a little advise with my first hardy. It's a navigator 18 with a mariner 90 on the back and I'm looking to see if anyone has any idea what this might weigh as I'm needing to get a new trailer for it. The interior is very basic so not much weight there.
Many thanks.

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