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    Do any of you guys use a gas cart for launching your race boat from dolly trailer? or is it just to heavy? I figure its to heavy for a golf cart on a steep-wet ramp, just wanted to see if anyone was getting away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Do any of you guys use a gas cart for launching your race boat from dolly trailer? or is it just to heavy? I figure its to heavy for a golf cart on a steep-wet ramp, just wanted to see if anyone was getting away with it.
    hass, bitchin golf cart. don't recall ever seeing anyone actually pull a boat out with a golf cart. if it had all wheel drive, maybe it would work. I've been launched and retrieved by a razr before. don't really think it was the power difference, but the front wheels getting traction. used to be a guy here in town that built superchargers for gas golf carts. really hauled ass but not much tow capacity with one wheel drive. but he died so no more superchargers.

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    Mine has the 13.5 hp Kawasaki motor in it and I dont think its got the nads to pull my boat. Plus I dont think the suspension is beefy enough to carry the weight. I would be interested to hear what some guys have done to their carts though.
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    Buck Hux used to put his flat bottom in with a Bad Boy Buggy but they are all wheel drive and made for off road use.Your wife will need the cart to go get your time slips.......

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    Ive had success with a rhino moving trailers and boats that are far heavier than a drag boat. You can pick up 660s for nearly the same price as a nice golf cart now.

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    As suggested, the wife will be using the cart for time slips & video of the passes. I'll be using the truck for the boat. The new cart has a receiver hitch, was just wondering how many have tried pulling the boat with one.
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    Some courses, such as Marble Falls , to in ramp and back to pits from out ramp are public streets and we have been cautioned to have legal tow vehicles. I've never known anyone to be ticketed . See you at WACO!

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    My dad and I have used the golf cart to launch his 19 Daytona at dexter with no problems

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    captain p I'm sure he has some pic you just have to make sure that you don't get the belt wet. Ours has a lift and is geared down for more pull. It can be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    As suggested, the wife will be using the cart for time slips & video of the passes. I'll be using the truck for the boat. The new cart has a receiver hitch, was just wondering how many have tried pulling the boat with one.
    I've done it once. Was kinda sketchy. I have a 48 volt batteries on a 36 volt motor. It scoots pretty good. No problem with spinning tires. Lots of tongue weight so that wasn't the problem. I even have front disc brakes on mine. It just seems like a problem waiting to happen. Towing it to tech with the cart all the time. The launch ramp, No reason to, I like to enjoy the air conditioning full blast when I'm geared up right before I get in the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    I've done it once. Was kinda sketchy. I have a 48 volt batteries on a 36 volt motor. It scoots pretty good. No problem with spinning tires. Lots of tongue weight so that wasn't the problem. I even have front disc brakes on mine. It just seems like a problem waiting to happen. Towing it to tech with the cart all the time. The launch ramp, No reason to, I like to enjoy the air conditioning full blast when I'm geared up right before I get in the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beginner View Post
    Some courses, such as Marble Falls , to in ramp and back to pits from out ramp are public streets and we have been cautioned to have legal tow vehicles. I've never known anyone to be ticketed . See you at WACO!
    marble falls was where I was towed by a razr. nobody said anything or cared. I've seen razr's, rhino's, etc., tow boats through the middle of a town for a dbr show and shine. with boats on trailers that aren't exactly "street legal" either. if local pd's are going to go all bonehead about stuff like that, maybe they shouldn't have an event...

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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    I've done it once. Was kinda sketchy. I have a 48 volt batteries on a 36 volt motor. It scoots pretty good. No problem with spinning tires. Lots of tongue weight so that wasn't the problem. I even have front disc brakes on mine. It just seems like a problem waiting to happen. Towing it to tech with the cart all the time. The launch ramp, No reason to, I like to enjoy the air conditioning full blast when I'm geared up right before I get in the boat.
    I agree, I usually set in the a/c as long as possible. I backed Eric in with that big Razor side by side he had, it had plenty of power to pull out. It just seemed a little to light when backing down the ramp. But he had a road trailer. It also seemed like over time it would take its toll on the running gear in that side by side towing that much weight with it.
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