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Trailering Catalina 22

Hey,

Thinking of a Catalina 22 w/swing keel. But have to keep it on land, storage near the water....so I would just need to move it down the ramp and back to the dry storage.

I drive a 1994 Toyota Pickup...not the Tundra or such, and not a V6.....the basic little Toyota P/U that they no longer make.

The manual says it can tow up to 3500#, but I wonder about its ability to pull 2600# of boat and trailer uphill from a standing start.

Anyone have expierience?

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Older Toyota commercial vehicles (Utes and vans) are famous/infamous for having a first gear seamingly designed for towing fully laden semi-trailers out of bogs.

Provided your engine is in reasonable condition and you have adequate traction, first gear WILL get you there in a Toyota. Just take your time and don''t be afraid to keep the revs up at 4k if you need to.


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I had a Catalina 22 Swing Keel a while back. The trailer had an extendable tongue, because you floated the boat on and the trailer was really under water. The tongue extension was a good 10'' in length. I mention this because some of the launch ramps fell off quickly and had a deep ridge to pull the trailer over. The extension kept you up in the dry part of most ramps. I had a small Dodge Car with a 318 V-8 automatic, there were times it would really strain, sometimes just spin tires a little, but eventually would get the boat up and out of the water. If you can control wheel spin, I don''t think you''ll have a problem.
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Let me add that the extention is <u>very</u> desirable for launching the C22. Even my full sized truck was buried very deep in water w/out it.
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Sand bag the bed over the rear axle for max traction?
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I''m towng a C-22 with a ''94 Pathfinder, rear wheel drive, standard, 150 hp V-6, tow-rated for 3500# and no problems. I use the gears to handle hills both up and down, and as an earlier posting says, keep your rpm up. Lower the rolling resistance by inflating your trailer tires to 50 or 55 psi so they don''t flex and overheat and cook a bearing. Balance your boat fore and aft and side to side to prevent whipping: 200# on the tongue, and move the o/b belowdecks in the middle. My personal experience has been quite positive, I presume your machine has a transmission cooler, you''d need that.
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