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 Post subject: Towing a Bravo
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:42 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:26 am
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Location: Dallas, Texas
Is anyone towing a Bravo with a small car? Any problems? Is it much strain on the Vehicle? Is it hard to pull up a boat ramp?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:24 pm 
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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
With a boat weight of 195lbs, and assuming your trailer and gear add another 500lbs, there aren't too many vehicles out there that would have trouble towing. I see small cars towing 1/2 to 3/4 ton Hobie/trailer combos all the time without any trouble. Just be careful of your transmission. Start slowly and take your time getting up to speed.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Location: Tri-Cities, WA
We tow my wife's bravo all the time with a small car, no problem. As far as launching, we have only launched it once because we found it much easier to carry it from the beach to the nearby trailer. It is best carried by 3, one up front between the hulls and a person on each of the stern handles (due to the single centered rudder). 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:00 am 
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Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:05 pm
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Location: Silverthorne, Colorado Tucson, Arizona
I haul my Bravo on an aluminum trailer up 19% grades to my home.
I also launch it on very rocky banks where there is no ramp.
I tow it at 75mph.
All this with a four cylinder Subaru. The automatic transmission shifts itself better than I can shift it.

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