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Old 24 October 2010, 10:45   #1
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Do you think a Avon 450 with a Honda 40HP can be towed by a Ford Focus 1.6 Automatic???
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Yep - without any problem at all .The small Avons are very very light - I'd guess the Focus is rated to 750kg unbraked ( ?) and the 450 will be well within that.

A quick look at the car manual will tell you the max weight it should towand a few asums for the boat & engine & bits should see you around 550kg I'd guess ?. ( engine is what 115kg - same as the 50 I have? , Boat maybe 220kg tops ? ( the 410 is 199kg), bits & peices another 100kg ? + trailer etc and is still around 600kg ish worst case ? )
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Do you think a Avon 450 with a Honda 40HP can be towed by a Ford Focus 1.6 Automatic???

yep, not the best combination but it should work
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thanks for the replys
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thanks for the replys
Have you found a suitable boat yet?
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yes nice size and engine
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I towed my 5.35 without the breaks working without a problem in a 1.6 tdci 2006 manual. even towed a caravan arround its site without issues. ( 6.9mtr twin axel)
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