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Re: Towing and trailer questions.
I trailer my Catalina 22 with a Ford F150 with a tow package, my trailer is single axle with extended tongue, makes loading and unloading very nice and dry. My displacement is 2490 lbs. while your O'Day is 3425, but that in itself doesn't really mean that much. A half ton truck, and mine has a tow package, should be able to safely tow somewhere in 5,000 to 6,000 pound range which should be fine for you, your boat and trailer. More importantly to me is the trailer, a boat your size should be towed on a tandem axle and have surge breaks as well as an extendable tongue. One other thing I would look at with the trailer is a set of load levelers or anti sway bars, I used these with my previous boat which had a displacement of 3,000 pounds.
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