Trucks & Trailers - towing with my civic

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03-22-2011, 02:02 PM
I recently got into fishing and now I need a boat. I was thinking of a 14' or so jon boat with a 10 hp motor for use on the local rivers and lakes (I live near Buggs Island lake in VA). With trailer and equipment, I'm hoping for a total weight of 600 to 650 pounds or so. The catch is I drive a Honda Civic. The Civic's towing capacity is 1,000 pounds, so I should be fine, right? What's concerning me the grade of the boat ramps. Towing things from a stop up an incline takes more power than towing them down the road. Add wet or muddy road conditions on the ramp, and I have this vision of the drive tire spinning. Can I pull this off?

03-22-2011, 02:10 PM
Civic is front wheel drive right? I wouldn´t think it would be a problem.

03-23-2011, 03:10 AM
When I lived in Cape Canaveral Florida, I owner a 2000 Hyundai Elantra, Stick shift, Front Wheel drive. I went to U-Haul, had them install a hitch for me, Then used it to tow my J-16 Carolina skiff, with a single axle Magic Tilt Trailer, and Mercury 30 hp 4 Stroke engibe on the back. Other cars would actually drive by me and honk their horn and give me a thumbs up, it was the vision of a monkey on a football. I never once spun a tire, I fished with her in Lakes, St. Johns river, Banana River, Indian River, and have launched at the Cape Canaveral boat Launch. I have been on such steep ramps with her, Florida Wildlife and Fisheries offered to pull my boat out for me. No Joke, She never spun a tire, and pulled my boat like a champ for at least 5 years, until I had the need to grab a F-150 to haul plywood etc.... That aluminum boat won't intimidate that civic one bit. Enjoy, at economical prices.

03-23-2011, 03:53 AM
I agree. You should be fine. On my side of the Atlantic, you see people using a civic to tow small trailers right through the Alpes in Switserland.

03-23-2011, 05:01 AM
You should be fine.

03-23-2011, 05:17 AM
Just remember which way the pointy end goes . . .


1998 proline 241
03-23-2011, 03:18 PM
i think you should have no prob

03-23-2011, 03:55 PM
i use out cub cadet mower to move our blue fin around our yard.... i'd imagine the cive would have about the same towing power... you should be fine.

03-24-2011, 09:03 AM
What the hell, where have all the THT experts gone - you know the ones, they'd say "You're gonna need a F650 Dually with granny gears..."

You'll be fine...

03-24-2011, 09:23 AM
Post a pic once you get rigged up!

03-24-2011, 10:24 AM
Post a pic once you get rigged up!

it aint a civic but helll

03-24-2011, 04:05 PM
theres a picture of a guy here with an RSX towing his aluminum boat.... the tread started the same way this one did.

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