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1949huey
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towing weight

Postby 1949huey » 10 Jan 2016, 23:29

Hi, I am restoring a lewis twin cockpit with a ford y block. At present the hull is hanging from the garage roof (with the engine out )of course.It has a single axle trailer with hydraulic brakes.
the problem I have is I have to buy a new car and dont know the total weight of boat & trailer.
Does anyone know roughly what they would weight.
Some vehicles have a 1500kg towing capacity some 2700-3000kg so I would like an idea .so i know what size vehicle to look at.
regards Stuart
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NPeth
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Re: towing weight

Postby NPeth » 11 Jan 2016, 07:06

Hi Stuart, I took Resurrected a ply clinker with 350 Chev on a very heavy tandem trailer with all ski gear and camping stuff on board over a weigh bridge and she was 1500kg with a tow ball down weight of 100kg. 2000kg should be safe, 1500 might be OK. to be sure just google public weigh bridges and find one near you. Pretty easy and costs around $20.

Paul SA
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Location: South Australia

Re: towing weight

Postby Paul SA » 11 Jan 2016, 11:31

that's a nice looking boat if it is your in the pic

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bootlegger
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Re: towing weight

Postby bootlegger » 11 Jan 2016, 12:06

Yep its a beauty with that long deck.

1949huey
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Re: towing weight

Postby 1949huey » 11 Jan 2016, 17:51

Yes that is my boat in the photo.it was taken when I picked it up from the previous owner.now half way through restoration.
Stuart

Doc
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Re: towing weight

Postby Doc » 12 Jan 2016, 12:54

Lewis Skiffabout , this is similiar looking to "ALL TORQUE"
Doc.

Paul SA
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Re: towing weight

Postby Paul SA » 12 Jan 2016, 21:06

that's right doc I tried to buy that boat some years ago but the guys wife bought it for him on ebay and didn't realy know what sort of a gem she bought him
Paul


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