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Old 17 August 2009, 07:34   #1
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Excel 3.85 XHD
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Towing a SIB with Outboard

Is it good practice to tow a SIB with the outboard still fitted?

When I purchased my kit, the dealer advised that the engine would be better in the car than still on the transom. Does any one else follow this rule? Could you do any damage to the boat when towing with all that weight on the back?

Any thoughts..

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Old 17 August 2009, 08:01   #2
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Kind of defies the purpose of trailering the boat - if the engine has to come off every time you move it. You should be able to leave the engine on the transom if it's rated for that HP, but offload some of the weight by using a support bracket that the engine rests on.
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