Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
we tow with 4 vehicles at the mo, here are two that are probably not the normal tow vehicles.
The beemer tows like a dream and is the best tow vehicle we have, (others are a Discovery TD5 and a saab 95 turbo)
The burstner tows fine as well and is not nearly as bad as it looks as the boat is the same width as the motorhome give an inch or two. problem is you have no perspective on just how long the whole outfit is when you are driving. the engine has been tuned up quite a bit with a 50% increase in HP with chipping and Intercooler mods etc from new so it does nip along a bit.
All i need to do now is find a suitable slipway for launching with the Burstner
we are over 17m in length
we launched today using the saab at ichenor on the gravel/stones,
the saab tows ok on the road but is nowhere as good as the beemer, the beemer seems to keep the boat very stead with very little bouncing, the saab had a lot more bounce probably due to soft suspension whereas the beemer has mtech sports which makes it quite firm
on the gravel the saab was useless trying to retrive the boat, Ian tried with his volvo and that could not do much better, basically they are both front wheel drive cars which is the problem. Luckly an old short wheel landy turned up and he pulled it up the gravel bank for us....
will try the saab at camber dock next time and see how it fares there on concrete