What about those of us who tow to the water? Lets see your tow rigs.

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by OldSkool, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    939
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    I think Beast could tow NeverLand around the lot, but getting her up the ramp would be a challenge.
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  2. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    148
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Ok cool thanks.

    My cousin has an older Azimut 58'. These newer shapes look pretty nice too.
     
  3. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    386
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    love my Duramax! tows very nicely

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  4. 230weekenderUSC

    230weekenderUSC Member

    85
    Sep 6, 2013
    Mission Bay, San Diego
    1988 230 weekender
    5.0 Mercruiser EFI with Alpha 1
    Engine still alive and gets plenty of workout. I loved my truck with trans and EFI live with turbo back. It sounded mean and had around 500hp. Trans never shifted right with shift kit pushing that much more than stock so I went with a Suncoast Stage V. After that things get way more expensive to keep making power.
     
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  5. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    300
    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1980 245 SDC
    1984 18' Valco sled
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Sounds like you have the same package I am looking at. What have you found for economy gains? Understand it to be in the 20%+ area at 400-425 hp.
     
  6. Trail Boss

    Trail Boss New Member

    1
    Jun 7, 2018
    1989 250 DA, Hummingbird chart plotter
    Mercruiser 260hp, Alpha1 outdrive
    My previous truck, have since got a new GMC Duramax. Pulling my Brother in law's boat, a few years ago. Screenshot_20180607-034824.png
     
  7. Klaus Kokott

    Klaus Kokott New Member

    1
    Jul 9, 2018
    2005 Sea Ray Sundeck 240
    260hp Merc Bravo III
    My 2013 Navigator Limited does a great job towing our '04 Sundeck 240 back and forth to Lake Powell from Phoenix...
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  8. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Welcome to CSR!
     
  9. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Welcome to CSR!
     
  10. Skip

    Skip Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay
    07 52 DB
    Truly Blessed III
    R6800 CRM MANs
    Thundering Towers of Teutonic Torque
    2010 Nautica 12' RIB,
    MAN R6800 CRMs
    The 52 does not trailer, but we tow our 2006 Mastercraft X80, the Junkyard Dawg, (28’ LOA, 9’ beam, twin 350 HP Indmar V Drives) with a 2006 F250 Lariat with a V10 FX4 and 4:11 rear end...which I call Megatron.
     
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  11. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    New tow vehicle for me but dont think its going to tow Aftica.... 20181013_111242.jpg
     

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  12. 230weekenderUSC

    230weekenderUSC Member

    85
    Sep 6, 2013
    Mission Bay, San Diego
    1988 230 weekender
    5.0 Mercruiser EFI with Alpha 1
    Economy and horsepower only go together if you can keep your foot off the skinny pedal. So.... I don’t know what I saw when the truck was at that point. Now with full build I get 17-18 highway and 12 city. 10-12 towing 7k.
     
  13. Mike sandor

    Mike sandor Member GOLD Sponsor

    88
    Jul 28, 2017
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Twin 496. Bravo 3
    2018 3500 Chevy, Loadmaster trailer
    Raymarine Axiom, Quantum 2
    496 Mercruiser/Bravo III drives
    IMG_4251.JPG Bought the 350 Chev. specifically to pull our 320. Tugged it from Lake Ozark to the south shore of Lake Superior. I store the boat in the offseason only 4 miles from our home marina.
    I love this truck.
     
  14. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    172
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    How high is that to the top of the radar arch?
     
  15. Mike sandor

    Mike sandor Member GOLD Sponsor

    88
    Jul 28, 2017
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Twin 496. Bravo 3
    2018 3500 Chevy, Loadmaster trailer
    Raymarine Axiom, Quantum 2
    496 Mercruiser/Bravo III drives
    Best I can measure is 14'. Permited for 14'2". I needed to modify the pole barn door and trusses. I got about 15'6" clear so it makes it with removing the radar. I left the doors at 12' wide as i didn't want to widen out the open. To much of a pain moving the posts. 2" claear on a side! Backing her in is a treat.
     
  16. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    172
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    Funny, I just looked at your profile and noticed you live just a few miles down the road from me
     
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  17. white glove boat

    white glove boat Member

    43
    Aug 29, 2016
    Texas
    2001 310 DA T 350 mag Horizon 63 IV V drives( 2007), C80 gps 4kw Radome with overlay,
    2007 Mercruiser 350 mag Horizons and ZF Hurth 63IV V drives 18"x19" Nibral medium cup props
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  18. s022mag

    s022mag New Member

    22
    Apr 17, 2017
    Delaware, OH
    2000 Donzi 38ZX
    Twin 500EFI
    Been towing boats for close to 15 years. Here mine sits for sell. Ready to drive to the lake and have the boat already in the water. Will I miss this one? Yes. But I’m ready to slow down and enjoy the boat ride with family.
     

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