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Old 09-12-2018, 08:03 PM
getthenetmontauk getthenetmontauk is offline
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The Tahoe pulls with no problem.Its a 13 so It has the big discs.Its a float on so it sits low with very little sway.Do I do this all the time,NO.Ive hired a hauler if I have to go far.Again trailering is no fun.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:20 PM
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I pulled the 23 from Cape Cod to NJ once and a few hour or so runs locally with my GMC 1500 when I owned it but you definitely knew it was back there.

I paid to have the Onslow hauled up from South Carolina, but I have towed it locally with my F150.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:12 AM
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Hi Dualie, Is your VW SUV th4 Toureg? That's one of the large SUV's I'm thinking about. Can you say more about your experience towing ith that vehicle?
VW Toureg. 2013, Diesel.
I had no issues having that behind me. I knew it was back there, but it was fine. Did the trip from Babylon, NY on the ferry to CT, then hauled up to the North Shore in MA.

The dual axle, bunk trailer had brakes though so that helped I am sure. No to little sway. I wasn't a speed demon, absolute speed limit ride, if that. I never felt concerned, wife said the same. The hardest part was squeezing into a bay on the ferry, the rest was just an easy, slow ride home.

I leave it on a mooring and trailer it twice a year- spring to dump it in and pull it late fall to get winterized and put away, no real distances after I purchased it in NY.

Not a lot of options out there unless you get a pickup or a massive suburban. I really like the Tahoes but it still seems under capacity for towing a far distance. But for short trips, I would think it's fine.

Regarding the diesel saga with VW, the gas the models have equivalent towing capacities.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:33 PM
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Buy the best and you will never regret it, I have never seen a head turned for a whaler.

I own and love my 2006. 26FS with twin 250s.

My fishing buddy has a new 29 yellowfin with twin 350's

When is flat we take his boat, when its rough we take mine.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:53 PM
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Default Fair price 2018 23?

All your comments have been helpful. Just got a price on a 2018 23 with all the standard options, powder coat,head with tank, 12" Garmin 7612xsv, etc $124,980 w/o trailer. Includes delivery, prep, fuel up, and sea trial ($6800 in the listing). Is this a reasonable deal? They show the same boat in 2019 model for $152,900 with no significant differences. We haven't negotiated so I don't know how far down they might go, not much I suspect. Advice?
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:05 PM
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Ditch the powder coating. IMO.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:33 PM
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Damn! Thats a lot of coin.
you could just buy a used hull and repower it. IMO.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:48 AM
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That IS a lot of money, can find good used 26 with everything, twin four strokes for $50Gs less & have twin engines ! Was a nice one on here not long ago kept on a lift from Louisiana....... just something to think about
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:57 PM
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Well the deed is done, wrote a deposit check today, pay the balance in 2 weeks for an in stock 2018 23 and the pain will be over. Your feedback on this site was very useful, although I've admired Regulators for a long time and my brain probably decided for me a while ago. Also ordered a Load Rite trailer with S/S brakes. Now I just need a tow vehicle. I plan to buy a pickup in the $20,000 - $25,000 range and keep my daily driver SUV. I have uses for the pickup besides towing the boat what it will be occasional use. Suggestions? Boat weight loaded is 8200# plus trailer at 1850# = 10,000#. My trip is a flat three miles to the ramp and an occasional (once a year max) 20 mile trip to the dealer.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:52 PM
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Well the deed is done, wrote a deposit check today, pay the balance in 2 weeks for an in stock 2018 23 and the pain will be over. Your feedback on this site was very useful, although I've admired Regulators for a long time and my brain probably decided for me a while ago. Also ordered a Load Rite trailer with S/S brakes. Now I just need a tow vehicle. I plan to buy a pickup in the $20,000 - $25,000 range and keep my daily driver SUV. I have uses for the pickup besides towing the boat what it will be occasional use. Suggestions? Boat weight loaded is 8200# plus trailer at 1850# = 10,000#. My trip is a flat three miles to the ramp and an occasional (once a year max) 20 mile trip to the dealer.
Congrats! 23 Regulator is a beast and you will be very pleased.

Re: Tow vehicle - Tundra!
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