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    Who says you can't pull a boat with a car?

    Well, this is my rig, the "tow teg" 91 acura integra
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    79 checkmate eluder w/78 junkenrude dos tres cinco(235) SOLD

    1988 checkmate eluder w/ 88 200 merc 89.1 mph gps (in tow... and by a car at that!! lol)

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    Wow in your signature!!!!!!! You have a fast Checkmate boy for a 200.... No joke, really?
    Go boating,be happy!! And wear safety vest please!! And lesson good music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_SI2...eature=related

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    89.1 on the trailer down the hwy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammythebull View Post
    89.1 on the trailer down the hwy.
    More credible on trailer Hahahahha...
    Go boating,be happy!! And wear safety vest please!! And lesson good music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_SI2...eature=related

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    Sure you can pull it at 89.1! But can you slow it down safely or maintain control if you have to make some type of avoidance/emergency manuver? I hope so.....PH

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    I had a freind that would haul tractors with a camaro. Power and breaks were not an issue. But he's lucky he never got 'turned around' by that set-up.

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    Anyway, how do you like your Eluder? I have an I/O Eluder (470 Mercruiser) that I would like to convert to an outboard.

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    lol.. there was no traffic on the interstate when i was pulling it @ almost 90... lol i like the eluder a lot, this is my 2nd one i have owned.
    79 checkmate eluder w/78 junkenrude dos tres cinco(235) SOLD

    1988 checkmate eluder w/ 88 200 merc 89.1 mph gps (in tow... and by a car at that!! lol)

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    Did you wreck the first one on the interstate?

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    I've never said it


    1995 Allison XB-2003, 225 Promax
    2002 Trans Am, pulls the boat fine.

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    That is awsome. Do you get funny looks all the time too?
    79 checkmate eluder w/78 junkenrude dos tres cinco(235) SOLD

    1988 checkmate eluder w/ 88 200 merc 89.1 mph gps (in tow... and by a car at that!! lol)

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    there's certainly the argument to be made that the bigger, heavier and more powerful the tow vehicle, the better, in case you have to make a sudden stop... er, or something. in which case, you'd be nuts to tow your 189 lb CR125 motocross motorcycle with anything less than a 1-ton diesel dualie. can't be too safe, right?

    dispensing with the ridiculous, there is something to be said about the safety margin built into the rated towing rating of the vehicle doing the towing. as crazy as we are about frivolous lawsuits and legal liability in this country, i have to think that whatever weight the vehicle manufacturer specifies for towing has _plenty_ of safety margin built into it, else they get their asses sued to hell and back every time there's a towing mishap.

    BTW, check this vid for a tiiight towing package setup
    . the tow vehicle weighs about 5000 lbs, and the vehicle being towed, combined with the trailer, weighs about the same.

    -peter


    "padded wonder"
    __________
    the wet:
    Hydrostream Viper, 140 v4 crossflow, some Raker props
    16' Baja/Tahiti/Sidewinder clone, 135 v4 crossflow
    17' boston whaler alert, 90 merc fourstroke
    13' boston whaler, 40hp yamaha

    the dry:
    2003 bmw ///M5
    1993 mustang/griggs racing road race car
    and a handful of clunkers

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemechanic69 View Post
    That is awsome. Do you get funny looks all the time too?
    Yep, sure do! Especially rolling around town with it. Had a big dodge diesel try to race me one time on the freeway when I was pulling my hydrostream voyager, they seemed to like it! I just use the car for local pulls, anything else she goes behind the dodge. Not that the car wouldn't do it, but the truck gets better mileage, lol!

    Brian

    1995 Allison XB-2003, 225 Promax
    2002 Trans Am, pulls the boat fine.

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    I hear you. thats all i use my integra for is local pulls myself. i live about a 15 minute drive from old hickory lake. i have pulled it a couple hours to center hill lake. When i bought it i picked it up in the st.louis area, so i have pulled it from there to nashville with the car... i just picked up a 96 dodge dakota for tow duties last week. It was cheap and now i can focus on extracting more h.p. from my car.
    79 checkmate eluder w/78 junkenrude dos tres cinco(235) SOLD

    1988 checkmate eluder w/ 88 200 merc 89.1 mph gps (in tow... and by a car at that!! lol)

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    Been there ,done dat

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