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Unread 09-01-2003, 11:05 PM   #16
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How big of a boat?
I'm trying to find out what I can safely tow before I actually get the boat. What I'm thinking is a boat between 17-22 feet, around 3000-4000lbs as a safe estimate. Something like a bowrider, walkaround, or a small cuddy cabin.

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Unread 09-02-2003, 01:01 AM   #17
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Something that size you'll have the power for, but gotta be careful about your traction. Go any heavier than 4k and I would make damned sure that the ramp is in decent conditon, and you keep your tires dry especally if an open differential. Anything lighter than 3k and you should have no problems barring temporary moments of stupidity. On questionable ramps, make sure someone else is there who can hook up to you, and yank your *** out if at all possible. Bring a strap just for this.
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Unread 09-02-2003, 09:28 AM   #18
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Whitevette,
thanks for the info. I had a 4cyl 4wd jeep wrangler and used to tow a 18' trihull boat. Sometimes on the ramp I'd be spinning wheels trying to get the boat out.

Do you think maybe I should bring 10' strips of grip material to lay under the car tires so they dont spin? The back tire has to go in the water sometimes.
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Unread 09-02-2003, 03:57 PM   #19
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Wouldn't hurt to have them, just in case.
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