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Old 03-27-2011, 05:03 AM
Maritime Storm Maritime Storm is offline
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Default Re: launching a boat with your ranger

My Ranger was bought to haul the wife's rowboat, but so far as launching and retrieving her we've decided from now on to have a crane do that work for us.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: launching a boat with your ranger

I towed this a total of about 600 miles last summer with no issues.


I tow this as much as humanly possible in the summer.


2.5l 5 speed with a bumper hitch.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:16 PM
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sweet boat bro!
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:48 PM
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Well i have takin my dads 88 celebrity about 20 miles 1 way and it ways total 4500 lbs. I have the 4.0 L. When its slick out on the ramp it has to go in 4 hi. It pulles fine but i deff know its there. I have pulled 5500 lbs before and it did just fine. 1 inch off bump stops until u hit a bump and it hits. ha ha

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: launching a boat with your ranger

i tow my 14 foot fishing boat, its pretty hefty but my 4 cly pulls it just fine, even up the ramp. i dont know the exact weight of the boat but its probably 500-600 pounds plus the motor is another 110-120, and the trailer maybe 300-400. my 5 speed 2.3 works perfect for towing this small boat.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:24 PM
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2007 21' Glastron ski boat.. pull it with a 93 4L on 33"s.. breaking isn't the best but it stops decent considering and it helps with a standard trans. Pulling it out of the water it needs 4 high but it still does the job!
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:01 PM
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well i been pulling mine out fine too, gotta do fancy clutch work but she is out of the water with no problems

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oh here is some new pics of when i got home off the water one day last week



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Old 04-11-2011, 05:33 PM
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I saw an early 90's Nissan truck pulling a 24ft boat with his bumper hitch on Sunday. LULZ.
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