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Old 19 April 2007, 09:16   #241
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Finally connected the car and the RIB!!!

Picasso's make fine tow vehicles and work well as launch vehicles too.

Mine works on Chichester Marina ramp just fine.
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Very nice Phil. That's a 6.5 Vipermax with a complete Osprey fit out then?
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Old 19 April 2007, 12:50   #243
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Finally connected the car and the RIB!!!

Picasso's make fine tow vehicles and work well as launch vehicles too.

Mine works on Chichester Marina ramp just fine.
phil is that close to or over the tow weight for the car?
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phil is that close to or over the tow weight for the car?
Think picasso's are rated at 1300kg, must be quite close with that lovely vipermax on the towball.
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Interesting that you think the Picasso works very well; what engine is in that one?
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Old 20 April 2007, 10:40   #246
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Sure is a 6.5 Viper, fully fitted and a fine RIB she is too!!!!

The tow limit for the Picasso is 1300kg. I'm fine so long as I don't have to much gear and fuel on board!!!
My Picasso is the 1.6 HDi 100bhp version. I've towed with the 2.0 HDi 90 bhp Picasso and, to be honest, it does tow better. Bit more torque I think.

I can't think of another car that you can pick up second hand for the money Picasso's go for that have so much space and tow well.

Thw weekend I took that pic we had all the baby stuff, (and thats a lot of kit!!) all the boat stuff, (not quite as much as the baby stuff!!) and four people in the car.

Seems to balance well even with all that gear.
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Looks like the QE2 being towed by a peanut. What the h*ll happens in a 25mph cross wind. You are a braver man than I.
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having had a think about your comment i have decided i should tow my boat with something longer and taller so have decided i should only tow the boat with something over 8.5m and weighing in at 5 tons
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So what does a 6.5 vipermax weigh or are we all guessing


There's a public weighbridge down the road I'll try it next week anyone want to take a guess

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