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Looks ready to drive across the country. Of course don't forget those little wheel bearings if you do that!
Our plans would be to take her down to the Keys in the winter, a tandem trailer would give me more piece of mind. We'll see, the 4runner would only tow her at about 50-60mph on flat land. If there is a hill, then plan on downshifting and seeing about 25-35mph. I may upgrade soon, but i'll have to talk my wife into it! Wish me luck!

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Good looking rig! You might consider adding a support for the middle of the mast and the bow (instead of the bowrail) if you plan to do a lot of trailering. I had a 25' trailer-sailer that had the bowrail bent a bit from the mast.
Yes, that's for sure. This was strictly just to get the poor girl home. I should have had some carpet in between the mast and pulpit - it got a tad marred from the vibration...

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Our plans would be to take her down to the Keys in the winter, a tandem trailer would give me more piece of mind. We'll see, the 4runner would only tow her at about 50-60mph on flat land. If there is a hill, then plan on downshifting and seeing about 25-35mph. I may upgrade soon, but i'll have to talk my wife into it! Wish me luck!

Just remember, you have to be able to stop it too. If you're going to tow it regularly, you need a bigger truck.
I've got an older, one of the bullet proof 4runners. I love it, but it'd be doing good to go 30 on flat land with that load.

Congrats on the new boat. I can't wait to get mine in town.
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Just remember, you have to be able to stop it too. If you're going to tow it regularly, you need a bigger truck.
I've got an older, one of the bullet proof 4runners. I love it, but it'd be doing good to go 30 on flat land with that load.

Congrats on the new boat. I can't wait to get mine in town.
Yah no doubt, braking is an issue as well with the 2nd gen 4runner. Fullsize truck will be in the works eventually.

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I agree that trailer sailing involves more set up/ put away time, but it opens up unlimited venues for you. After practice, most folks can do it in about an hour. On my Ranger 20 it took about 30 minutes, after practice.
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