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Old 05-12-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm new here. I am looking to swap my boat for a Maxum 1700XR with 120hp engine. I am trying to work out if I need a braked trailer on the Maxum? How do I find out the weight of it all? My current boat is 15ft 6 but is on a good braked trailer and I wonder if I'd be wise swapping them over? I need to find out if my trailer can take a 17ft boat but I am pretty sure it can. My tow car is a BMW E90 diesel.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Looking here is says 1250lbs for boat, trailer and a 50hp engine? The engine is 303lbs. Is this likely to be correct? Is NADA a good accurate website? http://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/1992/Maxum-Marine and is the beam only 5ft 10?
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Wow sure is quiet in here! Is everyone out enjoying their boats?
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Yes we are Tracy in the UK!........In America we use trucks or SUV's to pull our rigs....what is this a Bond Movie? :-) just kidding but seriously.........That is a dry weight that Nada uses so add all your other weight for gas and junk. Can you weight your boat and trailer? That is the most accurate. Find a truck scale then you might have to call the beamer dealer and get a tow rating on your vehicle. What is a E90?

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Tracy sorry but I don't know the details of the boat in question. When you say the engine weighs 303lbs is that the 50HP or the 120HP on the boat?

What size engine is on the current boat? The 2 boats are close in size and should be with-in a few Hundred pounds.

As Roges said a truck scale will allow you to weight the entire rig including any normal carryones you may have.
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Tracy sorry but I don't know the details of the boat in question. When you say the engine weighs 303lbs is that the 50HP or the 120HP on the boat?

What size engine is on the current boat? The 2 boats are close in size and should be with-in a few Hundred pounds.

As Roges said a truck scale will allow you to weight the entire rig including any normal carryones you may have.
Hi the boat is several hours away from me so I am trying to find out if it will work for me prior to going there if at all possible as it will be a totally wasted trip towing my current boat there if the Maxum is too heavy to tow back. The boat I am interested in has the 120 Force outboard and the weight given on that website is 303lbs for the 120hp engine on it's own. The 1250lbs quoted is for the Maxum 1700XR, trailer and 50hp engine so I figured that adding the 1250 and the 303 plus some would more than cover it but it seems low compared to what several quote online. I am wondering how accurate that website is. I know the towing weights for my car and if these quoted weights are accurate my car can more than manage to tow it.
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Yes we are Tracy in the UK!........In America we use trucks or SUV's to pull our rigs....what is this a Bond Movie? :-) just kidding but seriously.........That is a dry weight that Nada uses so add all your other weight for gas and junk. Can you weight your boat and trailer? That is the most accurate. Find a truck scale then you might have to call the beamer dealer and get a tow rating on your vehicle. What is a E90?

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Hi the boat is several hours away from me so I am trying to find out if it will work for me prior to going there if at all possible as it will be a totally wasted trip towing my current boat there if the Maxum is too heavy to tow back. The boat I am interested in has the 120 Force outboard and the weight given on that website is 303lbs for the 120hp engine on it's own. The 1250lbs quoted is for the Maxum 1700XR, trailer and 50hp engine so I figured that adding the 1250 and the 303 plus some would more than cover it but it seems low compared to what several quote online. I am wondering how accurate that website is. I know the towing weights for my car and if these quoted weights are accurate my car can more than manage to tow it.

And the tow weight rating of your trailer is?
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And the tow weight rating of your trailer is?
Which trailer? The Maxum comes on the one that came with it from new
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The trailer that came with the Maxum will most likely now be just a "launching Trolley" athough it is a trailer in the UK they are illegal and only to be used for storing/launching in a marina not on the roads. Unless converted it will still have an American 2" coupling and Hydraulic Disc brakes - both illegal on UK roads.
You will need to have brakes on any trailer that weighs over 750KG which the 1700XR and Outboard will weigh more than.
Your BMW E90 will probably have a towing capacity of about 1800KG so you should have no issues towing it.
Let us know how you get on and post pics if you get said boat!!
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