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Will my car tow this boat?

Discussion in 'Boats' started by Eyebrow, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Eyebrow

    Eyebrow New Member

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    Im about to buy a 6.3m centre console fibre glass boat (150HP Yammy 2 stroke outboard) Also its on a dual axle trailer.

    Basically my ride is a 2006 2.6l mazda bravo 2wd and im wondering if im going to need an upgrade or will this be ok on the boat ramps.
    It has a very talky gear ratio so i cant see the problem.
    But im asking for comment so i don't embarrass myself!

    comments welcome.
     
  2. wharf

    wharf New Member

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    Only problem i can see is it might be a little light in the ass for some ramps without 4wd.
     
  3. Eyebrow

    Eyebrow New Member

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    yep, exactly what i was worried about!
     
  4. Doodah

    Doodah New Member

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    Just use the outboard to help push it up the ramp;) Wharf is spot on. Also,
    Thats a fair lump of a boat, is your ute Diesel? Either way its gonna get hot if you have to go any further than about 10km. Find a mate with a 4WD, take your boat and his/her 4WD. Splash out and go buy yourself an old 2H Diesel 60 series cruiser, will cost you about as much as a tank of fuel for your boat, and will pull that boat all day (allbeit at 80KM/H). No dramas at the ramps either. I towed my mates BBQ pontoon (over 2tonnes) from Moonie to Gladstone with mine, after he cooked his Courier.
     
  5. Rusty Can

    Rusty Can New Member

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    I think the Bravo would be getting its neck ringed. Not much better pulling power than a Diesel or a BIG V8 and there Guzzlers.
    Doodah has the right idea 'Cruiser' Allbeit 80km/H Lol thats fast compared to my Hilux loaded with Boat in tow ;0) "2.8 always late" RC

    Another important thing to remember is Ball load Rate may or may not be worth considering ???????????????
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  6. Eyebrow

    Eyebrow New Member

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    ok so its decided.....upgrade it is....anyone wanna swap out? hahaha
     
  7. Doodah

    Doodah New Member

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    Yeah mate, I will swap you a 2001 435 Hornet trophy for your monster boat. Then you can keep your Bravo :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  8. Eyebrow

    Eyebrow New Member

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    naa definatley will be trading out the car first!
     
  9. Deen brinkin

    Deen brinkin ..and its startn to show.

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    One thing i'd be considering is how to stop the thing. Most vehicles will pull a boat. Some a little slower than others. But you need to be confidant you can stop in a hurry if you need to. Bigger cars have bigger brakes. Thats what i would look into.

    Pos.
     
  10. Eyebrow

    Eyebrow New Member

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    ack! will take it into account when swapping out. I was more worried about sliding into the ocean when launching....
     

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