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Old 02-17-2005, 06:10 PM
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anyone know the approximate weight of a 27 contender fully rigged...can my 1/2 to chevy suburban tow it from miami to virginia...was planning on beefing up the suburban with new springs to bring it up to a 3/4 ton...what do you think?
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You are asking for major trouble.
A half ton pick-up will easily pull the boat but it won't stop it or control it well if you have to swerve.
If you were to be involved, even in a minor way, in a serious accident you would be toast in any personal injury suit.
Not worth the risk of injuring someone else nor the financial consequences it would bring to you.
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Default RE: hull weight of a 27 contender

Most will be in the mid to high 8000# range, maybe more if they have extra fuel capacity or water options. This is sitting on a trailer including the trailer.

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