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Discussion in 'Towing' started by knotty, May 31, 2013.

  1. May 31, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    knotty

    knotty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what kind of boats do you tow with your taco ????

    here is my old boat !

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  2. May 31, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    knotty

    knotty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    that would also be fun !!!
     
  3. May 31, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Here's mine, 20 foot Arriva open bow.

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  4. May 31, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    littleblue81

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    My mistress.

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  5. May 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    bubba353z

    bubba353z Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.

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    Bigger boats are fun too - but at $5 gal for marina fuel and about 2mpg, I realized I could afford the boat but couldn't afford to go anywhere in it.

    I was looking at a theoretical 150 mile (one way) trip from St Marks, FL to Panama City, FL (got family down there), and it would cost $750 (roundtrip) in fuel for a modest twin engine cruiser. :eek:
     
  6. May 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    KingKoda

    KingKoda Never Satisfied

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    Used to have Jet Ski's....now we have a pontoon. However it's always on the water so no need to tow. I miss the speed now.
     
  7. May 31, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    knotty

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    it sucks as we get older our toys get more expensive !!
     
  8. May 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    AWorthyOpponent

    AWorthyOpponent Member Caught Off Road

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    I got jet skis...much cheaper to run...I can get about two days of balls to the wall fun out of a tank, towing kneeboards and whatever else...
     
  9. May 31, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    Friggen Nice dude! How does your Tacoma like pulling her?
     
  10. May 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    littleblue81

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    Thanks! Good for the most part. Struggles a little on really steep freeway grades but good enough for me as I typically don't really tow that far. My friends Taco with stock diameter tires pulls it better, I didn't think it would make much of a difference but the tiny bit bigger tire does. (265/70/17 vs. 265/75/16).

    Here is a better shot of her.

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  11. May 31, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    exploringcarolina

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  12. Jun 3, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    That's cool. I'm running 265/75R16's. Thanks for the info!
     
  13. Jun 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    EVE Designs

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  14. Jun 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    KiKoKiK

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    About 6,000 lbs when loaded with gas and gear. Leaf spring TSB has been done.
     
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  15. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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  16. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    ntilehman

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    Here is our boat:
    '87 Mirage Intimidator Twin 454's
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    It even has a "stabin cabin"
     
  17. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    bubba353z

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    I'm guessing it gets out of it's way pretty easily.... :)

    What kind of MPG does it get?
     
  18. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Exactly! I grew up on a boat and plan to have one again soon. I'd like to get somethig around 30' with a 10' beam... Not towing that sucker! There is a Marina right next to my station too. I plan on spending 6 months a year on my retirement boat Someday... Haha

    Nothing more relaxing than going and finding different coves to Moore up in and no better sleep than what you get on a boat!
     
  19. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    ntilehman

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    With the right props it will do about 75mph. I never really tried to figure the mpg. It sucks the fuel pretty quick. Somewhere in the 5-6 hr range to run it dry. I think it is either a 75-85 gal tank. That's not full tilt either. I haven't been on it in a couple years. I'm hoping to get it back in running shape and on Lake Norman just outside Charlotte, NC towards the end of this year.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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    exploringcarolina

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    Nice looking boat.

    Been spending lots of time on Mountain Island Lake, lately. Find lots of glassy water on the Catawba River between Mountain Island & Lake Norman Dam.
     
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