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Trailering the 25' Walkaround
|Author||Topic: Trailering the 25' Walkaround|
posted 11-06-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)
Has anyone trailered the 25', 9'6" beam Walkaround Whaler. If so what did you trailer it with and what kind of permit did you need.
I'm currently towing a 7400 lbs (loaded including trailer), 24', 8'6" beam boat.
I'd like to find and buy a solid 25 WA and was just wondering what the true trailering limitations are for this model. I've never towed a boat with a beam larger then 8'6".
I plan to keep the boat in a slip at a local lake and tow it about 300miles to the Gulf Coast once a month.
Should I be considerig a 9'6" beam or stick with the 25 WT Rrevenge ?
I'm open to any advice.
posted 11-06-2001 10:33 AM ET (US)
Your going to have to purchase over wide permits in each state you cross through -- some will issue annuals, others it is on a per use basis -- also on major bridges you might find restrictions and need additional permits --- then again there are lots who truck over the limit all the time --- you get caught once in the wrong place your wallet will wish you hadn't.
The 25WA "wide body" is just 6" narrower than the 27 and the 27 WA LOA is a hair under 29'5" less the bow pulpit, and the 27 WA weights in fully equipped around 11,000 lbs maybe a little less or a little more. Would guess on the 25WA with engines, full gas load and all the rest of your stuff your looking at a triple axle trailer which can handle 9,000 lbs. as a safe margin ---
Would stick with a 25 Revenge, 25 Cuddy or a 25 cc depending on your use. Not much more than your hauling now ---
posted 11-06-2001 10:42 AM ET (US)
BTW: I live in Texas and will only be trailering in Texas.
posted 11-06-2001 10:43 AM ET (US)
Please reply to this post in the general section. I accidently posted it here. Thanks
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