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post #14 of Old 02-29-2004
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Boat Transport - 30ft sailboat

I live in Australia, where the SUV''s are much smaller...and I beg to differ on the issues of towing.

This is the link to the minor epic of moving my 27 foot boat.
Not the thirty footer that the threads originator is asking about...but hey, it gives me a chance to show off my cradle building and engineering skills.

The towing vehicle is a 2.2litre 4 cylinder. Maintaining 80kmh was no problem at all with the pedal nowhere near the floor. The trailer''s brakes need to be good (in this case electrically augmented brakes to all four wheels).

I do not neccassarily recommend this as a "good" option, but it was the most cost effective and efficient way of doing it for us. If I was moving the boat one-way interstate then I would likely use a transport company and negotiate to drive my car as the "wide load" support vehicle to make sure that all was well. (and save a few dollars too)
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