I went to my local council tip to use their weighbridge today.
I was shocked to find that the boat and trailer combo weighed 910kg!!!...AAAAAAAARRRRGH!!!!!
My car can only tow 750kg, which is currently what jeepster must weigh on its own!
So it means unless I can get jeepster to go on a crash diet and lose at least 150kg I can't legally tow her at all!
It might be possible because she is right lardy ass at the moment...Apparently the boat was orginally designed to take a 50hp max but the guy I bought it off said it used to have a 90hp on the back! To allow it to do this safely the transom is heavily reinforced with steel beams. The one in the splashwell is 100x100x10 steel angle over a metre long...That weighs 15kg per metre so I could get rid of that and save about 20kg straight away...There is even heavier looking stuff inside the transom under the splashwell. The U/W of the trailer is currently about 150kg but by drilling largish holes at regular intervals along the sides of the side rails and I frame members I could probably lose 50kg there whilst keeping it just as stiff as before. The only other option is to fit a towbar to my ex's Ford Focus 1.8 TD and borrow that when I want to use the boat because that can tow 1200kg.
And no, she wont swap cars with me permanently..Dont even go there!