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Old 09-10-2009, 04:44 PM
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I saw this boat in Islamorada this afternoon ,it appeared to be a 34 sea foam green and the guy was trying to backed in to a boat yard from US-1 with a Toyota Tacoma, and from what I can gather the driver wasn't too good at driving with trailers ,now this could be the owner of the boat ,but my gut feeling is telling me ,no, would you let just any body perform this task with this boat .

Heck I don't let anybody drive my few thousand dollar boat on a trailer ,but that might just be me (I doubt it),I'm a professional driver and I can tell when somebody is not an expert backing a trailer just by the way they park or turn with one ,and that driver didn't look too professional to me .

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I think the Tacoma is ok for the 34' (as long as it had the towing package), but not the 36'+ YFs.
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Yeah, 35' is the max.
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Tacoma, a want to be truck.
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really a tacoma. id be hard pressed to pull it with our titan and that thing pulls 9200. theres no way the tacoma can pull that much. how much does a 34 YF weight
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a tundra? or a tacoma? theres a big difference
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Pulling is one thing, stopping is another. I have a Tacoma and they are rated to pull about 5500 LBs but they are too light for stopping that weight safely.
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Yea i seriously doubt a tacoma pulled a 34ft yellowfin around. Maybe it was a tundra.
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Guys I'm not sure if it was a 34 maybe a 36 or a 32 but looked bigger than 32 to me , just to stay conservative I want to say a 34, the truck was a Tacoma ,I would not pull my 21 with that truck ,may
be they were just moving it a short distance ;? what caught my attention was the traffic and the difference be twin truck and boat.
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This would be a Tundra, a pulling machine. Best brakes in its class too.
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How many outboards did the yellowfin have on the back of her?
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The tow package on the Tacoma can pull 6500 lbs, or should i say, rated for 6500 lbs. Electric brakes are a must at that weight. Not to mention the gas mileage really SUCKS!!!!!
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When I saw the boat there was lots of traffic and I'm driving an 80,000 pound truck, so was paying attention to traffic when I realized it was a YF ,I think it had two F350 this is my guess, then clearly I saw the truck light color green Tacoma ,even my wife notice the huge difference ,I know the Tundra, my friend has one, big truck but this was a Tacoma ,I wanted to turn around and take a picture but it would take a few minutes dealing with my truck ,and I know it was going to be at the yard by then ,so didn't made any sense and just kept on going ,I'm sure some one sooner or later is going to chime in on this ,how many green YF there is in Islamorada or near by? is not like a Mako one in every other house .
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Originally Posted by Sea Hawk View Post
I saw this boat in Islamorada this afternoon ,it appeared to be a 34 sea foam green and the guy was trying to backed in to a boat yard from US-1 with a Toyota Tacoma,
Maybe just moving it around the yard? You didn't see this going down the highway?
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Also he wasn't driving ,he was just trying to back the boat in the yard ,but was sitting in the turning which in Islamorada is the center lane waiting for traffic to clear , my point was if I was the owner I don't want my boat to be pulled by such small truck even for a short distance and what it looked to me like an unexperienced driver .
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A couple weeks ago when we were head home (Key West) at the south end of Islamorada there was a brand new YF with twin F350's high and dry. It was on its side right next to the high way on a little sandbar. The two guys were standing in the water looking at it and shaking there heads.
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Originally Posted by Sea Hawk View Post
is not like a Mako one in every other house .
What is that suppose to mean?
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Originally Posted by mako22ft View Post
What is that suppose to mean?

mako22: Mako has been around for ages ,and I don't think there's a mfg that has produced the amount of boats that Mako has ,contrary to YF has only been around for a few years and you can probably buy 3 Makos with the price of a YF ,not that Mako is not good 'I love Makos ,do spend a lot of time admiring what the guys at Classic Mako do with their boats ,I don't think there's a more popular boat brand out there than Mako (my opinion).


I'll never talk back about any brand ,I have an old Chris Craft that is not that popular but I love the boat in fact I was born and raced around boats and there's no ugly or bad boats to me ,so no bad intention on my comments.
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Originally Posted by mako22ft View Post
What is that suppose to mean?

It means that guys that own Makos wear bras on there heads .

Naw, just kidding . Like said above , they are cool boats and a bunch of them .
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I could get used to a bra on my head.
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