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Old 01-10-2019, 08:49 AM
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Working on some hitch options in anticipation of my NT-390. 2 current owners gave me a combined boat / trailer (Myco or Evolution Custom Alum Trailer) weight of between 15,500 -16,000 lbs for their 390's depending on fuel load.
I'm seeking an accurate tongue weight number from a fellow 390 owner w/ a late model 390 Sport (2016-2018) who actually took their boat to the scales and weighed the tongue or put it on a scale of their own.
I'd prefer to stay away from guestimates.

Both my 340 Sports weighed in at around 14,500 on the trailer but I never even saw 1000 lbs of tongue weight. w/ 2 spares and a toolbox on the trailer.

My guess is a 390 has approx 1200 lbs tongue weight but that is a guess.

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Old 01-10-2019, 10:25 AM
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Might contact Randy Kent at Marine Concepts and see if whomever delivers his 390's to LOTO has a number for you.
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Thanks for the suggestion, I pinged a few guys at NT factory to see what they have to say.
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Just a thought but would either one of the trailer companies have that answer?
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Originally Posted by boatfreak View Post
Just a thought but would either one of the trailer companies have that answer?
I asked one and don't have any relationship w/ the other, so that ended up being a dead end.
Thanks for the suggestion
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Please let us know after you find out. I'm sure you will have a complete FEA, along with flow charts, and a thorough list of "what ifs". LOL

JK> Actually curious to see myself. The Skater has hardly any tongue weight and we have altered damn near everything to get some at all.
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i know Myco sets them up so tongue weight is at about 7% ...maybe give them a call for the actual weight
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Originally Posted by Cash Bar View Post
Please let us know after you find out. I'm sure you will have a complete FEA, along with flow charts, and a thorough list of "what ifs". LOL

JK> Actually curious to see myself. The Skater has hardly any tongue weight and we have altered damn near everything to get some at all.
At your recommendation, I have a call into my friends at NASA! Not like they are working on anything these days.

Once I have something to share I certainly will.
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Originally Posted by berns29scarab View Post
i know Myco sets them up so tongue weight is at about 7% ...maybe give them a call for the actual weight
Thanks Bernie, unfortunately I don't have a relationship w/ anyone at Myco.
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Originally Posted by Cash Bar View Post
Please let us know after you find out. I'm sure you will have a complete FEA, along with flow charts, and a thorough list of "what ifs". LOL

JK> Actually curious to see myself. The Skater has hardly any tongue weight and we have altered damn near everything to get some at all.
Big tires on the back of the trailer.
Small tires on the front of the trailer.

That way it will generate downforce at speed on the highway; like a 32' wide spoiler for the truck.

Or just tuck your choppers under the tunnel.
**take video of that shlt if you do
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