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Old 09-10-2006, 03:14 PM
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It's Kevlar layup - you should be able to pull it with this.

It already has a Hitch.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:16 PM
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13800...and no....to many issues besides weight....like wind and side sway.....but if you listen in the trailer section....you can tow anything......how light could it be????
It all depends on how far you are towing.
Ask Billy Lane to show Ratman how to drive it. He's got a few good tips.
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how did your handling improve? less sway? thx
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did you have sway bars and air bags on the swb truck?
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4- wheels across the back make towing a breeze, short or long bed.
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Stripped csabin 38 scarab, about 9000 lbs, add almost 2000 for trailer and gear. A dually makes a world of difference with that much tongue weight. Without the dually, you will have cramps in your hands and sweat a lot every time you go down a long hill. Been there, done that.
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Ratman-

That boat may be very light- I asked Larry Smith about mine and he indicated 8000 or so fully rigged- it is kevlar/epoxy and a light layup. Is your boat Kevlar??? Kevlar is Yellow/Gold.

My trailer is an all steel Target triple axle with drive guard- abour 45 ft long and 4500 lbs. My guess is you are only hauling about 10-12K.

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a dually would be to much of a pain to deal with driving on a regular basis in costa rica, a lot of the lil country bridges are not wide enough for a dually to cross!!! the trailer has three axle surge disc brakes and i will install an electric over hydrualic controller to replace the surge brakes as soon as i get it home, so i have gain adjustment. i was thinking a 4x4 crew cab diesel short bed with rear sway bars air bags and a sway away set up. i dont thiik a dually weighs much more, and the sway bar and air bags should make a difference. how well do those away away deals work? i wont be towing over 55mph in C.R. but would like to tow around 65-70 mph when on us roads til i head south. i really appreciate your input. thx, rm
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That boat may be very light- I asked Larry Smith about mine and he indicated 8000 or so fully rigged- it is kevlar/epoxy and a light layup. Is your boat Kevlar??? Kevlar is Yellow/Gold.

My trailer is an all steel Target triple axle with drive guard- abour 45 ft long and 4500 lbs. My guess is you are only hauling about 10-12K.

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mine is a kevlar no cabin race boat on an alum trailer.
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which boat is yours bulldog, what year? was it an old school racer with a history in offshore? any pics? thx, rm
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