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Old 05-18-2011, 06:36 PM   #21
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Epic boat anchor! I LOLed. But the question begs to be asked. Who owns a Tacoma and has need for a boat anchor of this sorts? Not to mention the chain is almost too perfectly wrapped around the shaft, the shadows on the links are wrong, and you have decided not to tie down such an item at all.

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I see what is going on. The anchor chain is still attached to the ship. Did a cruise ship loose its engines again and they had you tow it in?
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #23
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Epic boat anchor! I LOLed. But the question begs to be asked. Who owns a Tacoma and has need for a boat anchor of this sorts? Not to mention the chain is almost too perfectly wrapped around the shaft, the shadows on the links are wrong, and you have decided not to tie down such an item at all.

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dont need ties when u can only do 5mph.

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I see what is going on. The anchor chain is still attached to the ship. Did a cruise ship loose its engines again and they had you tow it in?
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:36 AM   #24
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I see what is going on. The anchor chain is still attached to the ship. Did a cruise ship loose its engines again and they had you tow it in?
The chain is attached to the bar of the anchor and is wrapped around the bar. If that anchor was attached, the chain would not hang down, but up instead.
Around five or six of those links would exceed our bed capacities.
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Boat will stop pulling you in once its in the water and buoyancy equals gravity.
You haven't watched an idiot launch, have you?
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:57 AM   #26
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[QUOTE=dhk;3191116]Not at all surprising.

In fact, the 2TR 4x4 MT has the lowest first gear final drive ratio of any Tacoma configuration available, making it better able to get a heavy load rolling than any other configuration, including the V6's.

That's bullshit.No replacement for displacement.
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"Put it in 4 low."

In 4 low the small Toyotas punch way above their weight at low-speed towing. With low range there is no reason, ever, to ride the clutch for more torque.

BTW: I've also discovered that my 2002 Tacoma 2.7 4X4 planes through deep snow pretty well in 4th gear, low range, at about 4000 rpm. All you need is a safe place to stop at the other end, and no corners.
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Weight

I'd be very surprised if his truck was overloaded with that rig. The aluminum trailer looks lighter than my son's aluminum car hauler which weighs 845 lb. Let's call it 750 lb. How about 400 for the outboard? 1200 for the hull. 150 for fuel. 2500 pounds. Air inside the boat doesn't weigh anything. It would be a chore to get it above 50 mph in 4th gear, though.


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So just to update anyone that was curious. My buddy successfully towed his boat gear and trailer with no issues at all. Like was stated before he had an AC 4cyl 4x4 5 speed. Total with boat, trailer, gear, with gas the weight was coming in roughly around 5500lbs. Towed to the gas station (about 2 miles) then to the boat launch (another 2 miles) and then back home again. Towed it out at dead low tide on a steep ramp that was covered in sea growth because of low tide. Put it in 4 low. Chalked the wheels so he wouldnt have to catch it rolling back and pulled rite up the ramp with no issue at all and no burning out the clutch. Just figured id pass the info along in case anyone was wondering what can be done. Below is a pic of the boat being towed. 21' parker
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #30
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Weight: oops

Looked it up. 2750 pounds makes this a very sturdy, salt-water boat. 400 for the engine and 700 for the trailer. I'd haul it but forget the fill-ups at the service station. Too much weight.



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I'd be very surprised if his truck was overloaded with that rig. The aluminum trailer looks lighter than my son's aluminum car hauler which weighs 845 lb. Let's call it 750 lb. How about 400 for the outboard? 1200 for the hull. 150 for fuel. 2500 pounds. Air inside the boat doesn't weigh anything. It would be a chore to get it above 50 mph in 4th gear, though.
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