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04-04-2011 11:28 AM
Originally Posted by gtod25 View Post

Hells yeah! Cut the string, slam on the breaks and voila!
04-04-2011 11:09 AM
FoolishMuse There certainly is a boat that meets your requirements, the Cape Bay Fast 40 I've seen it on a trailer. It is very light and only 8' wide. The name is Lawndart and I think it's the most appropriately named boat I've ever seen. From what I've read it weighs 4,000 lbs.
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04-04-2011 09:35 AM
blt2ski Assuming it is NOT an April fools post,,,,,,, then again, with thefrencha only having 5 posts since never knows, then again, the poster could be an unknown sock puppet.......but lets get back to being serious instead of not........

I believe Bob Perry designed a "Container boat" a few years back, I believe that boat would qualify, as IIRC it was 8-8;4" so legal from with width stand point. Weight wise, do not remember, could be a bit heavy for a light duty SUV. a 25 series SUV or other 8 lug rig with a larger motor, should not be an issue........bridge height wise with the keel on could also be a potential issue.........

04-03-2011 10:54 PM
Sanduskysailor Here you go. Boat that meets your criteria. 40 feet and trailerable by a SUV
04-03-2011 10:25 PM
This is how its done....

04-03-2011 08:57 PM
tomperanteau The best trailerable boat that I've seen is one that I used to own. It was a Harstad 31 Motorsailer.

She was a 31 foot, center cockpit, ketch-rigged sailboat with an eight-foot beam to keep her legal on the roadways. She weighed in at 8000 pounds and originally came with a trailer.

Although Crealock designed her, I imagine that he was trying to pack too many features into this small a package. She had a lot of pluses, but she also had her down sides.

She was not a good sailing boat unless you ran the diesel most of the time. She was a bit narrow, but had 6' 7" of headroom throughout. Although she was center-cockpit, the aft cabin was separated by the engine room. It was roomy, with two bunks and storage, but the separation was a problem.

Just thought I'd throw that into the mix.
04-03-2011 08:05 PM
sealover Seems the original poster was fooling, but isn't the 32' Seaward trailerable by a one-ton pickup? The same F350 crew cab dually diesels that are launching 15 foot Bayliners, driven by guys looking at me like I'm crazy for launching a 17 foot boat with a six-cylinder station wagon.
04-03-2011 04:38 PM
dnf777 I hear Hunter is coming out with a inflatable blue water cruiser, that will easily fold down into a pop-up camper sized trailerable package. The Mast is telescoping, and will collapse to a 12 foot pole.
04-02-2011 11:06 AM
SecondWindNC Just install some u-bolts in the roof and hang it from the davits.
04-02-2011 10:45 AM
Siamese Keep the Durango off the deck. Better as ballast.
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