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Three things to consider when fitting a towboat in your Car

Here are some things to keep in mind while selecting and using equipment to tow your boat with your car.
The trailer must be suitable for your boat : It is absolutely critical that the trailer is suitable for your boat with respect to its length, width and weight. You could choose between the three types of trailers available, namely, the multi roller type, one with a combination of rollers and skids and one fitted only with skids. The trailer should be long enough to support the whole length of the hull but short enough to allow unrestricted movement of any outboard motor leg fitted to the boat.
Check the specified gross weight limits of your trailer and never exceed them: One must check the compliance plate of the trailer to ensure that one doesn’t exceed the specified gross weight of the trailer. While calculating the gross weight of your trailer you would need to take into account the weight of the boat, trailer, engine and fuel.
Prepare and go through a pre travel checklist: Your pre-travel checklist must include the following elements: tyres must be in good condition and properly inflated; the tow coupling between the car and trailer must be properly connected and fastened. Tow bars should be able to take the additional weight. Westcott Towbars provides a good range of towing equipment. Other components to check are the electrical plug must be connected to the vehicle and all lights should be functional; safety chains must be secured; wheel bearings should be full of waterproof grease; the boat trailer must be evenly loaded from front to the rear; the side mirrors must be properly installed to get a clear view; the car braking system must be operating well; and a red light must be installed to the outboard leg for travel at night.
Before you travel with your tow boat it is important to first familiarise yourself with towing a boat trailer. One must practise driving, turning and reversing in an open uncluttered area. While towing a boat one should drive at slow or moderate speeds and avoid any sudden breaking to ensure that there is no damage to the trailer and the boat. As the turning radius of a car with a tow boat is much higher allow more room for turning in order to avoid collisions.