I don't mind putting the rubber on my tires in the water
, but beyond that with sea water
it isn't ideal. I'd feel very different with fresh water.
Yes, I agree there is a lot of good information here. (Thank you everyone for your contributions and insights!!!) It is clear to me that I will not be using the wheel
that swings up. I just have to figure out how to use a spare for the front wheel
(or a caster).
Just curious, what is the towing capacity of your truck? Is it an 8 cyl? I have a newer 4wd 6 cyl Toyota Tacoma rated at 6500 lbs, which, with a weight distribution hitch I think should be able to handle local drives, but I don't think it is adequate for any long hauls. Pulling it up the ramp
I plan to use 4WD LOW.
I also have an ODAY 19 (with a 12" draft
and I find that it is helpful for me to add a 36" extension to the trailer to keep my truck's brakes out of the water, but it could be different with the Chrysler, as the trailer is different and the boat is longer, even thought the draft
is 1.25 feet deeper. I measured the slope at our harbor and the distance to the front edge of the keel
, and though my calculations could be way off, it seemed that a 15' extension would be good (it would give me an extra foot clearance more than needed). It is all theory, til I try it of course. If I find the strap does not work well, then I can move towards an extender. I'd love to find that I need neither.