NC 895 Towing Mar 8, 2019 5:19:26 GMT
Post by westboating on Mar 8, 2019 5:19:26 GMT
I've asked this on the 895 (getting a bit lengthy) thread, and no bites yet, but does anyone have experience towing an 895. I'm planning on hauling mine a few times each year, not over the continental divide or anything just 120 one way to the sound from the Columbia.
I'm tight on weight and the factory dry weight 6,746 + 2 x Amazing Yamaha 200s (487 each) gives you 7,720. We topped her off today and dropped her off for a 20 hour service on the engines and a little warranty work. I asked Sundance to pass a weight from the haul out. They told me today she weighed in at 11,000. I seem to remember them telling me it was 14,000 when they dropped her in the first time. When we launched her, I was told the lift scale is suited to much larger boats and they were skeptical that she could be double the factory spec.
The full tanks should be 750lbs give or take. We've loaded her with safety equipment, lines, fenders, anchor, anchor chain, small tool box, PFDs, and a boat hook. The water tank might be 1/4 full of antifreeze. We have the diesel heater with a half tank too. None of this should add up to 3,280 pounds. My estimate is she should be no more than 9K after adding all that and a few more cats and dogs.
I'm planning on running her across a scale on the trailer to get another data point. I'm hoping she'll be less than 10.5K with the trailer (if not, anyone know where I can get an F350 for under $65K...ha).
Anyone have any towing or weight experience with the 895s?