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oscobia 05-31-2018 08:01 PM

Jaguar towing sailboat
 
Thought you guys would get a kick out of this. On I-10 in Louisiana yesterday. Both the car and boat were registered in California.


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Motorboater1983 05-31-2018 08:04 PM

Gotta have those creature comforts for the long haul bro! 😂

flcatcher1 05-31-2018 08:16 PM

A bit surprising that it's a single axle trailer, would expect the ballast to make it a heavy load. Looks like trailer has a brake line (near right side of axle).

Insider 05-31-2018 11:08 PM

can you imagine the number of breakdowns

bhfishing7 05-31-2018 11:18 PM

A picture says a million words.

Boat Hound 06-01-2018 03:32 AM

Jeez! Just because the Jag alone didnít cement his DB status! Dude upped his game!

OReely 06-01-2018 03:36 AM


Originally Posted by flcatcher1 (Post 11473948)
A bit surprising that it's a single axle trailer, would expect the ballast to make it a heavy load. Looks like trailer has a brake line (near right side of axle).

Although it probably exceeds any tow rating the Jag may have, I doubt the boat weighs more than a couple thousand pounds. What stood out to me was the winch on the post. I'm pretty certain it's to help step the mast but I wonder how you reach it.

Lprizman 06-01-2018 04:28 AM

Swing keel...much lighter.....that would have been my Dad 30 years ago...1984 xj6 pulling a 23 o-day to Warwick RI

muskrattown 06-02-2018 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by Lprizman (Post 11474300)
Swing keel...much lighter.....that would have been my Dad 30 years ago...1984 xj6 pulling a 23 o-day to Warwick RI

That boat is not very heavy. My Dad used to tow his sailboat from Annapolis to races in Canada with a 528 BMW. Largest was a J24 with a fixed keel.
The sail club he belonged to had like 4 trailer tags and the "traveling" members just used whatever tag was available.

I am talking doctors, lawyers and indian chiefs here. Those were the days.

YFMF 06-02-2018 11:16 AM

Hey, the mast is down, he wins in my book.

HatchieLuvr 06-02-2018 11:23 AM

I'm betting you guys are wrong about this assumption... the guy actually wanted to cross the country in that "English mechanical rectum" and the only SURE WAY to do so was to also carry the sailboat for when the POS let him down along the route. I'm betting he unfurled the sails and pushed that whole rig from Santa Fe to Houston on wind power alone!!!

Jersus 06-02-2018 11:36 AM

That was posted on qualified captain a week ago.

oscobia 06-02-2018 01:46 PM

What was? Another picture of the boat?


Originally Posted by Jersus (Post 11478336)
That was posted on qualified captain a week ago.


Jersus 06-02-2018 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by oscobia (Post 11478642)
What was? Another picture of the boat?



actually it was a video of it being towed. Not sure where as they didnít say.

thundra 06-02-2018 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr (Post 11478315)
I'm betting you guys are wrong about this assumption... the guy actually wanted to cross the country in that "English mechanical rectum" and the only SURE WAY to do so was to also carry the sailboat for when the POS let him down along the route. I'm betting he unfurled the sails and pushed that whole rig from Santa Fe to Houston on wind power alone!!!

" . . . English mechanical rectum . . . " I'm still giggling right now. Hilarious. I'm going to have to file that one away for future use. Full credit to you, of course.

thundra 06-02-2018 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Boat Hound (Post 11474192)
Jeez! Just because the Jag alone didnít cement his DB status! Dude upped his game!

A DB, only if, he lifts is pinky up while he sips hisTwinnings tea.

xl883lo 06-02-2018 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by OReely (Post 11474203)
Although it probably exceeds any tow rating the Jag may have, I doubt the boat weighs more than a couple thousand pounds. What stood out to me was the winch on the post. I'm pretty certain it's to help step the mast but I wonder how you reach it.

Tow rating on most of the XJ sedans was about #4200. I doubt that sailboat is heavier than that,

OReely 06-02-2018 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by xl883lo (Post 11479358)
Tow rating on most of the XJ sedans was about #4200. I doubt that sailboat is heavier than that,

Well, I'm surprised about that. I wouldn't figure a Jag would have much of a tow rating but I guess it's needed for all the gold bars and diamonds. :grin:

Lucky777 06-02-2018 07:50 PM

RAV4 or Jag XJ ?

xl883lo 06-02-2018 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by Lucky777 (Post 11479444)
RAV4 or Jag XJ ?

As a tow vehicle???? XJ hands down. For most years about 14" longer wheel base.........#400 to #500 heavier.....+100 more HP.


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