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Old 05-31-2018, 08:01 PM
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Default 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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Gotta have those creature comforts for the long haul bro! 😂
Old 05-31-2018, 08:16 PM
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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).
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can you imagine the number of breakdowns
Old 05-31-2018, 11:18 PM
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A picture says a million words.
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Jeez! Just because the Jag alone didn’t cement his DB status! Dude upped his game!
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Originally Posted by flcatcher1 View Post
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.
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Swing keel...much lighter.....that would have been my Dad 30 years ago...1984 xj6 pulling a 23 o-day to Warwick RI
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
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.
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Hey, the mast is down, he wins in my book.
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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!!!
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That was posted on qualified captain a week ago.
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What was? Another picture of the boat?

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That was posted on qualified captain a week ago.
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Originally Posted by oscobia View Post
What was? Another picture of the boat?


actually it was a video of it being towed. Not sure where as they didn’t say.
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Boat Hound View Post
Jeez! Just because the Jag alone didn’t cement his DB status! Dude upped his game!
A DB, only if, he lifts is pinky up while he sips hisTwinnings tea.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
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,
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
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.
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RAV4 or Jag XJ ?
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Originally Posted by Lucky777 View Post
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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