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crappie cowboy
12-30-2006, 02:50 PM
Hey yall, I'm thinking about buying a new honda civic. Is it possible to pull my
bass tracker pro crappie 17 1/2 ft with 40 hp with the civic ?
I think the capacity weight is 1000, may be 1500 lbs on the civic., my boat
weight is 1050 lbs, I don't want to cause damage to the car or void the warranty.

SRM

TampaJim
12-30-2006, 03:37 PM
Not a chance ... your HULL weight is 1000#, the package weight (hull, trailer, motor and gear) is close to 2000#. You will void the warranty, burn up the tranny, overheat the motor, not be able to stop worth a hoot, probably not be able to go up the ramp (maybe even be pulled backwards and underwater!) AND maybe even kill yourself in an accident.

DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT ...

Speck
12-30-2006, 04:24 PM
Buy the Honda but spend a few hundred dollars for an old beater pickup truck in good running condition for pulling the boat.

gilby1955
12-30-2006, 05:02 PM
very true, get an old truck and if it sinks fish off it in a few weeks, should make a good attractor

ShilohRed
12-30-2006, 05:52 PM
Gary I think it would pull it. But not stop it. Also if you would trade that Dodge for a Chevy like mine. You could tow the boat and haul this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2004%20Chevy%202500-HD/RL.jpg
HEHE Not mine here is mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/Okanagan%20811-SL/camper108.jpg
With the camper and 20ft boat I still get 12+ with it.
Pete

crappie cowboy
12-30-2006, 08:20 PM
Pete, wow that was a cool set-up, and I like your set-up to. I'm gonna hold on to my Dodge truck, I was just wondering about the civic's capacity,I knew
it was to good to be true.
I've been keeping my eye open for a used bed topper for my truck, I'd like to
get one before spring.

SRM

guest01
12-30-2006, 08:56 PM
Gary I think it would pull it. But not stop it. Also if you would trade that Dodge for a Chevy like mine. You could tow the boat and haul this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2004%20Chevy%202500-HD/RL.jpg
HEHE Not mine here is mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/Okanagan%20811-SL/camper108.jpg
With the camper and 20ft boat I still get 12+ with it.
Pete

I want to see the boat that goes with that:eek::eek::eek:

Wiskers
12-30-2006, 09:02 PM
I bet that top rig is a B^@$* to back a boat in with! :eek:

crappie cowboy
12-30-2006, 09:20 PM
I see in the pic that they had the windshield wipers up off the windshield, I
guess to keep them from freezing to the windshield?, and hey what's that white stuff anyway, we don't have that stuff around here....yet.

SRM

slab-happy
12-30-2006, 11:36 PM
I would not want to be a passenger in that civic while trailering and somebody pulls out in front of you. Its hard enought to stop in a 1/2 ton pick up. I agree, keep the dodge so you can live to fish another day.

ShilohRed
12-31-2006, 08:26 AM
LOL The top one is off the net. Would also hate to drive that one or even ride in it.
As for the boat. I bet they would tow a canoe behind the stretch one.
I tow our 2072-SLDV 20ft long 6ft in the bottom 92" across the top behind ours. And the truck does not know its back there even with the camper.

Gary if you would just put in at the ramp there at your house. You could use a team of mules to tow the boat..
And yes the wipers are out to keep them from freezing to the windshield.

Pete

fryguy
12-31-2006, 09:11 AM
my wife has a civic. with my 215 pounds in it we can barely make it up big ozark hills. if you want to stop quickly, just turn into the wind. it works like an emergency brake.
stupid car