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Old 03-21-2005, 12:54 AM   #1
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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I own a peugeot 106 1100 cc 60 bhp
i bought a boat weighting 1200 kg + trailer 350 kg
Is it possible for me to tow the boat for a distance of 50 meters (yes 50 meters) that is from the ramp to my house.
the peugeot's rated capacity is 500 kg no brakes
and 750 kg with brakes.
After the ramp the way to my home is flat.
please help. will only do this twice a month.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:47 AM   #3
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Achalat, first let me say welcome to iRV2. Glad to have you join in with us here. I would no think that the car could pull it out of the water to start with. If you do tow with it, I think you will start to have drive train problems do to the fact that you have exceeded the weight rating of the car. You need to change your choices for voting too.
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Achalat, Mike is correct and prudence dictates a larger more powerful tow vehicle would be in order but...if my conversions are correct you will be towing only a distance of about 164 feet. Your boat and trailer are 3418 pounds MOL and the Peugeot unbraked tow rating is 1103 pounds MOL. With a few precautions I think you can make the tow. The precautions would be: have the car at operating temperature to insure it is being properly lubricated; do the tow in cooler hours of the day; if possible the ramp should be dry to insure optimum traction; most importantly listen to the Peugot, if it tells you 'this is to hard I can't do it' abort the tow and borrow or rent a larger vehicle.
In the 60's and the foolishness of youth I had a '64 VW bug (1200cc) and a 16'fiberglas runabout (I have no idea what it weighed but it was heavy) I put a bumper hitch on the car and pulled that boat all over Florida loaded with campimg gear beer and fishing equipment and buddies. At that time I had no concept of weight distribution! It was a sight to behold. From the rear you could'nt see the little VW. That car survived me for 9 years and the next owners I know for 5 more. It may still be running. I am not recommending under towing anything but with in your situation such a short tow should be doable. Keep us posted. Happy Trails!!
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The Peugeot you mention, is it an electric or hybrid by any chance? I believe it is a mini vehicle, i'm just not sure how it is powered.
I am cautious with my vehicles, and usually will error on the side of too MUCH as versus too LITTLE power and braking. BUT, if it was me I would tow a small boat from a lousy 50 yards to my house, AS LONG AS the steepness of the ramp wouldn't cause my (electric?) mini any potential horrible problems, such as an unintended car wash. (ooops) Be careful with that tranny and/or clutch.

And HOverBug, I don't know what it was about those beetles from the '60s, but I am pretty sure they could run without gas, oil, or water. (Well certainly no water )
As my cousin and I used to lament as we drove his old old bug thruout California in the '60s, the only depressing thing about driving those beasts of burden wasn't having every other make of car pass you on the road, it was only when other beat up bugs passed you on the road. But heyy, $100 for a car a a couple bucks for gas, you were good for the summer.
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ACHALAT, I would think towing that short distance would not be a BIG problem. But like others I would question if it had the power to pull the boat up the ramp.

I had a Peugot 505S Turbo-Diesel back in the 80's. I towed a bass boat that I had at the time with this rig occasionally. The boat and trailer combo. weighed in around 2,000 pounds. The 505S did the job, but was slow as molasass on a cold day. It also would BARELY pull the boat up the ramp.......
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Horespower wouldn't be my concern. You will need plenty of torque to get that much weight moving up a ramp from a stop though. The other concern will be traction. That big a boat could easily pull a small car down the ramp and into the drink if you lose traction. If you have the torque and the traction to get it up the ramp, then you should fine.
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Buy a winch rated for proper weight of boat/trailer. Winch the boat trailer up the ramp to level ground, then move it the rest of the way with the vehicle. You could anchor the winch to a tree, strong structure, or a ground anchor. A dolly wheel on the trailer tongue would let the winch pull it up the ramp and roll it back down. Winch could be manual or electric. Block the trailer wheels VERY well while switching from car to winch.
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