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 Post subject: Re: Towing Capacity
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:39 am 
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Location: Clinton Lake, KS
One member of Fleet 297 regularly pulls his H16 with a Prius.

An hour and a half trip to the lake..

For the big road trips he prefers the his Highlander.. But still...


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 Post subject: Re: Towing Capacity
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:28 am 
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Location: Punta Gorda, FL
RHoughVYC wrote:
I find towing anything with my Hobie 16 really slows it down and makes it hard to steer ... the towing capacity is very low.



:mrgreen:

We pulled in an out of gas boat on Lake Michigan. We had a lot more fun than he did. His wife never said a word.


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 Post subject: Re: Towing Capacity
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:39 pm 
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Towing a Hobie 16 is about the same as having a couple 250lb buddies in the back seat. Up to 50 mph you won't even know its there, as you drive faster your MPG will drop a lot. An aluminum trailer and taller tires will help a bunch. I wouldn't worry at all, keep the oil and coolant in check.
Tim

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Memphis, TN

1978 H16 (sold)
1986 H16 (sold)
1980 H16 (sold)
1996 H20 Miracle (just right)
Bought another H16. Solid!!


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