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Old 09-30-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hello All!!


Been lurking the posts for a few days waiting on activation; so much information I had to join.

It's been a frustrating few weeks looking for my first Checkmate!
Towing capacity on my Honda CR-V is only 1500lbs so, until such
time as a more capable vehicle is in the driveway I am limited in boat
choices.


Just the wife and myself, just a few miles to 3 of the largest lakes/Ponds on the Cape, and the ocean just over a mile away. I like speed; not the wife's priority! Lol


Here we go!!!
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Big lakes = Big Boat and big tow vehicle.

A 21ft Pulsare is 1300lbs without the motor or trailer and not really suited for big water.

You need a 24 ft or more deep V and a truck to pull it
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Hey karzrus!
Appreciate the advice

I should have said "ponds" Lol but yes, on calmer days perhaps browsing
the bays and rivers here on the Cape.
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If you are on regular lakes.( thought maybe you were talking about one or two of the great lakes for your boating) Then you could consider something in the 16-18ft range with outboard power. I still think with motor and trailer, it will be too heavy for a CRV, but something that can tow ~2500lbs would do it.
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If you are on regular lakes.( thought maybe you were talking about one or two of the great lakes for your boating) Then you could consider something in the 16-18ft range with outboard power. I still think with motor and trailer, it will be too heavy for a CRV, but something that can tow ~2500lbs would do it.

A Predictor and outboard is going to be a bit over 1000 lbs not counting the trailer. Put some gas and gear in there and you'll be over that towing capacity in no time.
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