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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 05:09 AM
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What about reversing down the boat ramp, no one has thought about that.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 05:14 AM
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What about reversing down the boat ramp, no one has thought about that.
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I used to tow a 16' sailboat behind my Bonneville... but it was a Pontiac.

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:08 AM
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I'd put in on the roof rack if possible
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Enjoy the ride, but relish the safe return home more.
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I'd put in on the roof rack if possible
Might need trainer wheels to keep it upright, be a bit top heavy .
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Might need trainer wheels to keep it upright, be a bit top heavy .
I was thinking wheelie bars. How does the front wheel carry enough weight to steer or even track straight.

A 5 mph crosswind would be deadly.

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I hope that's a clever bit of photoshopping. Please tell me it is.
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I was thinking wheelie bars. How does the front wheel carry enough weight to steer or even track straight.

A 5 mph crosswind would be deadly.
Depends on how many beers are on ice in that esky (ice box) on the front
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 02:30 AM
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Although canoeing is my other favourite pastime, I would never attempt this.......
Yes, I suspect it photoshopped to death, I remember seeing it some years back & it made me laugh.
I don''t think towing a boat with a bike would be allowed here in the uk, but who knows???
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I don''t think towing a boat with a bike would be allowed here in the uk, but who knows???
It might be if the boat were small enough.

From https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-motorcycle
  • You can use motorbikes with an engine size of 125cc or more to tow small trailers.
  • Your motorbike has to be clearly and permanently marked with its Ďkerbside weightí.
  • The trailer must be no more than 1 metre wide and must be clearly and permanently marked with its unladen weight.
  • When the trailer is loaded it must weigh no more than 150 kilograms or 2/3 of the kerbside weight of the motorbike - whichever is lighter.
  • When hitched, the distance between the end of the trailer and the rear axle of the motorbike must be no more than 2.5 metres.

So you could possibly tow a very short, narrow boat legally in the UK.
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