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Old September 16th 04, 11:44 PM
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Hi All,

Hopefully this is a very straightforward question.

I'm looking to buy a small speedboat.

The car I'd like to use to tow it with is a Peugeot 306 (turbo
diesel). I suspect this won't have enough weight behind it to tow and
launch.

The questions.....

1) Is the car big enough?
2) If so what is the max size boat I should look at?
3) How do I find the towing weight for this car?
4) How do I find the weights of the various speedboats that are for
sale?
3) The slipway I plan to use is baiter park in Poole, Dorset. How does
this slipway rate for ease of launch and recovery etc?

Distance isn't really an issue as I'm only a few miles away from the
slipway.

Thanks in advance for all your help,

Martin.

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Old September 17th 04, 12:16 PM
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Hi All,

Hopefully this is a very straightforward question.

I'm looking to buy a small speedboat.

The car I'd like to use to tow it with is a Peugeot 306 (turbo
diesel). I suspect this won't have enough weight behind it to tow and
launch.

The questions.....

1) Is the car big enough? Yes but the slipway might not be
2) If so what is the max size boat I should look at? About 14 - 18ft
3) How do I find the towing weight for this car? most towing weight are

about 500kg
4) How do I find the weights of the various speedboats that are for do a

search on google
sale?
3) The slipway I plan to use is baiter park in Poole, Dorset. How does
this slipway rate for ease of launch and recovery etc? Dont know about

that one,, go and watch others and learn by thier mistakes

Distance isn't really an issue as I'm only a few miles away from the
slipway.

Thanks in advance for all your help,

Martin.



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Old September 30th 04, 01:52 PM
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Buy my Glastron 16" and I'll throw in a Dihatsu 4x4 with a years MOT
4k the lot !!

email me now before it goes !!!

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Buy my Glastron 16" and I'll throw in a Dihatsu 4x4 with a years MOT
4k the lot !!

email me now before it goes !!!



Hi,

Sorry for the late reply and thanks for the offer. Unfortunately the
boat is going to have to wait until next year as the engine in my toy
car has just gone bang!! Not impressed.

Re the size of boat to tow - I was thinking of around the 15-17' mark
so it sounds like I was about right.

I checked out my local slip incidentally and it doesn't look too bad.
Assuming you don't use a FWD car to recover a boat at low water as
someone I witnessed tried. Thet did suceed but it did attract a small
audience.

Cheers.
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Old December 23rd 04, 01:18 AM
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As long as you got someome to sit on the bonnet, you'll be ok

"Martin" wrote in message
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"Vass" wrote in message

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Buy my Glastron 16" and I'll throw in a Dihatsu 4x4 with a years MOT
4k the lot !!

email me now before it goes !!!



Hi,

Sorry for the late reply and thanks for the offer. Unfortunately the
boat is going to have to wait until next year as the engine in my toy
car has just gone bang!! Not impressed.

Re the size of boat to tow - I was thinking of around the 15-17' mark
so it sounds like I was about right.

I checked out my local slip incidentally and it doesn't look too bad.
Assuming you don't use a FWD car to recover a boat at low water as
someone I witnessed tried. Thet did suceed but it did attract a small
audience.

Cheers.





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