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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: Don_Atchley] #119952
10/12/07 08:27 PM
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My '96 Hyundai Elantra Wagon can tow a 650 lb Interlake on a trailer or carry a Wave on the roof rack with no problems at highway speeds. Here's a photo of my Wave in its boxes after I picked it up from the dealer, 150 miles away. I have also pulled loaded U-Haul trailers and hauled two MG engines in the back.

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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: Tornado] #119953
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Mike,

Have you measured you MPG while towing?

GARY


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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: hobiegary] #119954
10/13/07 12:34 AM
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Well, I guess I will say again.

I tow my Nacra 5.2 with a 98 Ford Explorer. It tows on the highway getting about 22mpg, so it isn't to bad.


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: scooby_simon] #119955
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Simon,

Nice big brake disks!

Have you ever heard of hobiegary's cure to hesitation?

GARY

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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: hobiegary] #119956
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I tow with a 2004 expedition. It gets 12.5 mpg with nothing behind it and a tailwind. I'm not looking at what I get with a boat behind it. I haven't checked but I would be willing to bet that when I tow with my RV (a '92 safari diesel pusher) the RV gets better mileage than the ford.


Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: Boomer] #119957
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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: Tri_X_Troll] #119958
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4 cyc 2001 Subaru Forrester or 2001 Audi A4 or the new truck- 2007 Toyota 4runner V8 limited (much larger boat in the future? I think so:) I haven't put a hitch on the 2004 BMW Z4 although I think it could pull the blade easily <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
18MPG on the toyota, don't know about the towing yet. Yes, I have become the problem also.

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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: PTP] #119959
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'02 Honda Element or '97 Toyota Tacoma. Each gets about 17 mpg when towing. Often the Tacoma will not do 70 mph towing the Blade. I'm seriously considering a sedan, like a Toyota Camry for towing.

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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: hobiegary] #119960
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Simon,

Nice big brake disks!

Have you ever heard of hobiegary's cure to hesitation?

GARY


It needs them ! - 0-60 in 4.25; 0-100 in 10.6 ! standing quarter in 11.7. Top speed limited to 160 (electronically); it's heared to about 200 but i'me sure the drag will overcome the power/torque before that point.

What is the cure to hesitation....


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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: scooby_simon] #119961
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Home is where the harness is.....
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Well, since I sold my boat when I moved to Utah, I don't quite tow one... but I did tow with my 2000 Chevy 3/4 ton 4wd crew cab. Since we're about to move back to Alabama, I see a 2007 d-max LTZ in my future <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Even with the gas burner, the boat was an afterthought towing. I get ~12 unloaded at 70mph and it didn't change with the boat. When towing the 3 horse gooseneck trailer, it drops to ~9. Can't wait to haul 2,000 miles in three weeks... ouch the fuel cost!!

Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: scooby_simon] #119962
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Here is a url for Simon and or other Subaru drivers. Contact me off of the sailing forum for any more information please.
Subaru Hesitation Cure
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What is the cure to hesitation....


GARY


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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: hobiegary] #119963
10/15/07 07:03 PM
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Decided that 5.7 litres didn't do the job so I got a 6.0 litre one of these to tow the Tiger with. They will be available as a G8 in the US shortly. It is a *magnificent* car

Tiger Mike

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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: Will_R] #119964
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You all are just wacked using fuel burners to tow our environmentally friendly craft. Go all Electric! EV Rules! It is amazing how little energy it takes to get to a regatta. I just charge up over night and we are good to go. And the performance of a Vette is nice to have for the light air days when you are stuck waiting for the next postponment.

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Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: TeamTeets] #119965
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What kind of mpg do you get with that rig? What is the windage like and how does it handle sand and inclines? <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: TeamTeets] #119966
10/15/07 09:31 PM
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Wow that's a big boat!


Ok. I read your post before the picture came up. All I was thinking was jeez.... another tree hugger, but that made me laugh! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: What do you tow your boat with? [Re: TeamTeets] #119967
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And we thought the mini cooper/tornado ratio was a little off! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Clayton

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