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02-12-2007 02:34 PM
Filmsomething I think I have narrowed my search down to a tanzer 26, it is around 4200# and only draws 3' 10" with a fin keel. It will get me the deeper draft and larger size but I will still be able to pull it with my Jeep. I will just have to get a trailer built for it it looks like though.

02-11-2007 11:39 AM
mstern Have you looked at the Odays? The 23 or the 25 seem to fit your bill. They are both heavy to tow on a regular basis, but if you have the truck and trailer, then it should be fine; they were made to be trailered. Both boats have a stub keel/centerboard, not a swing keel. One big advantage they have over the Catalinas (at least according to my Admiral): the head is behind a real door, not out in the open cabin or behind a folding screen. the only thing the Catalina 22 and 25 have that the Oday 23 and 25 don't is a traveler. Other than that, I think the Oday is just as good, and it will usually cost less too.
02-11-2007 11:00 AM
rchrdcoe A trailerable boat boat that will take you anywhere is the Albin Vega. 4' draft, 8' beam 27' lgth. Weighs 5K dry. Of course i'm prejudiced, but I think you could not go wrong with a Vega.
02-11-2007 10:25 AM
sailingdog Of course, there are plenty of trimarans that are trailerable... the Corsair F24, F28, the Farrier Eagle/Tramp, the Dragonfly 800, and the Telstar 28.

IIRC, all of these are pretty solid little boats, and I've sailed on all except the Dragonfly. Then again, it depends on your budget, as these are probably a bit more money, even used, than the monohulls in this range. But they are lighter, faster and in many ways much more convenient boats.. But, I'm a multihull owner... so my opinion might be a bit biased.
02-11-2007 07:30 AM
Precision 23

I owned a Precision 23 for a couple of years. It has a short, shallow draft, box keel with a centerboard trunk in it. It had great shallow water capability, tiller steering, etc. I bought it very cheap, sailed it a few years, and sold it for more than I paid. The best thing is that it was very easy to trailer. I towed and launched it easily with my Toyota Tacoma V6/4WD.

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02-08-2007 09:59 PM
Filmsomething I'm wondering if I put helper springs in the rear, new pads and rotors, and a tranny cooler if I could get away with a boat that came in at 5k. That would put it all in around 6500 with trailer and gear. I think I just need to suck it up and sell the Jeep, I just dont want to.
02-08-2007 12:53 PM
duffer1960 One thing someone once told me about towing, which I never thought about, was something like, "Yeah it'll pull it, but it probably won't be able to stop it!" Therefore I bought a Bronco instead of a Ranger.
02-08-2007 08:47 AM
Originally Posted by Filmsomething
96 power stroke
The power stroke is much better engine that the older IDI normally
aspirated engine that I have. Mine is also RPM/gear ratio (and age)
limited to 60-62 MPH. So I just chunck along at 55-57 MPH and wave
at those people in a hurry who tell me that I am No. 1 .

On Edit.

The truck only cost me $2500.00 - so I am going to treat it really nice.
02-08-2007 12:03 AM
Filmsomething Well I used my friends 96 power stroke to pull a car and trailer back (both coming in around 6500#) and I got 17mpg. Thats pretty decent to me, and I was doing around 65 the whole way home.
02-07-2007 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by Filmsomething
They are all over around here. I might spend a little more and get the diesel
The "dedicated tow pig" that I picked up for my towing is a 1985
F250 that had been updated with F350 running gear from the factory.
Has a 6.9 Diesel and dual rear tires and 4:10 gears.

Its a horse, without a trailer it gets right at 12.7 mpg. On the trip back
from Michigan after picking up my boat it got 12.2 mpg pulling the boat
at 55 mph. A gas truck would have gotten 'bout half the fuel mileage
loaded and just a little better not loaded.

I'm partial to diesels for towing.
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