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Old     (ebone66)      Join Date: Dec 2005       01-30-2006, 11:29 AM Reply   
Let me hear your, "How I weighted down my boat cheap" ideas. I know a lot of people use lead. Not sure how expensive it is. I've got 400 pounds of sand bags in my garage. Could I use that?
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2006, 11:37 AM Reply   
yes sand will work. it can get hard (almost like concrete) if it gets wet so be careful squeezing into tight places. it breaks up, its a PITA. you can pick up some construction type sand bags at most hardware stores
Old     (jnewton7)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-30-2006, 11:48 AM Reply   
We used quickcrete at one point in 5 gallon buckets....not fun to take in and out but it worked till we got some sacks. Also we still use a twin air mattress in the locker $15 investment!
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2006, 11:54 AM Reply   
i took the back seats out of the boat and built a box for a single waterbed mattress. if i remember, it was less than 10 bucks on ebay.
Old     (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-30-2006, 12:22 PM Reply   
Several fat friends...I find four or so does the one skinny chick to move around and balance the boat a little.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-30-2006, 12:25 PM Reply   
I posted this before, we went to the local tire shops and got old tire weights (free) then got some rubbermade containers and weighed them to about 50 lbs each & duct taped the lids on. You can move them around, locate under seats or were ever. I'm using about 400 lbs in my boat. total cost about $20.00 for the containers.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2006, 1:10 PM Reply   
Big O' Tires gave me three 5 gallon buckets full of old tire weights. The lead was free, but you still have to contain it. I spent about $13.00 for each bag that held 50 pounds.
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       01-30-2006, 1:20 PM Reply   
Sounds like a lot of work when one phone call can get you weight delivered for well under $1.00 per pound!!
Sorry....I couldn't help myself!
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-30-2006, 3:08 PM Reply   
0.025 per pound.
Old     (gtaussie15)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-01-2006, 4:07 PM Reply   
got some sand nice sand bags and then called up the army and they sent me a bunch of their duffel bags they send out to people intrested in joining. So i mangaed to fit two bags to a duffel and it works out great.
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-01-2006, 4:33 PM Reply   
It's a new boat. Don't get cheap on us now. A few hundred dollars is nothing compared to the several thousands you just spent on the boat.
Old     (ridetilldeath)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-01-2006, 5:12 PM Reply   
just buy a few fat sacs, at 100-150 each its hardly a huge investment. and you dont have to carry them in and out all the time. just fill them up while you park the trailer, on the way to your boarding spot, and while you get ready for the first pull.
gotta agree with aaron!
honestly, do not have cement filled buckets in your boat, it makes it sink even faster lol
fat sacs will be a good investment, honestly!
Old     (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-01-2006, 8:21 PM Reply   
fat sacs are WELL worth the can try so many set ups its sooo worth it!
Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-02-2006, 12:25 AM Reply   
Old     (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-02-2006, 10:34 AM Reply   
I use my dad's old freewieghts. He was getting rid of them since his heart valve won't allow for weight training anymore and I didn't need another 2000 lbs of weight for lifting. It's his cheap set he bought at Sears in the mid 1960's. They're basically round plastic containers full of sand. I just stick them wherever there's room. The only problem is that I have to remember to unload all of them since my Ford integrated bumper hitch can only pull 3500lbs and my boat is pushing that right now. (The actual vehicle is rated for 6000lbs so it's ok to leave them in rear of the Explorer while driving.)
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-02-2006, 11:50 AM Reply   
water beds. There cheap and have the same connections as phat sacks.
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-02-2006, 2:00 PM Reply   
In my first boat, I used the biggest plastic containers I could find at Big Lots and filled them with water. When we were done, we poured the water back into the lake and stacked them up. The boat did get a lot of water in it, but that is what the bilge is for, lol.
Old    sliderfreak            02-05-2006, 6:20 PM Reply   
fat chicks
Old     (wildcatx2)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-05-2006, 9:41 PM Reply   
PENNIES! a thousand dollars worth will get you 550 to 600 pounds. then you can trade them in for your money back at the end of the season. Just don't loss any of them overboard.
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-06-2006, 8:40 AM Reply   
By way of comparison pennies are expensive.


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