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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Pulling 3500lb boat with D90

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I am purchasing a wakeboard boat and going to be pulling it with my 94 D90. We live on a lake so not pulling it too far but I figure I should ask the experts for any advice... What do you guys think? Anything I should watch out for?

Thanks for the heads up!

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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:37 PM
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is your suspension stock? by the photos it is, just confirming.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:15 PM
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yes it is... all stock.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Should be no problem at all. I pull my 25' 1986 Baja with the 110 on a regular basis, and would do the same with the 90 without thinking twice. Especially if you have the NAS bumper you should be fine.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:30 PM
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I think you're good for that as long as your suspension is in good shape. Search other posts for what others have towed. I pull 2500 lbs with mine and it doesn't phase the 90, my set up is not stock though.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:35 PM
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Should be no problem at all. I pull my 25' 1986 Baja with the 110 on a regular basis, and would do the same with the 90 without thinking twice. Especially if you have the NAS bumper you should be fine.
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I had a 24 foot Baja that I pulled with my 90. A bit squirrely slowing down for off ramps even with surge brakes but the 90 was the bomb when it came to backing the trailer down my very tight driveway.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:05 AM
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I had a 24 foot Baja that I pulled with my 90. A bit squirrely slowing down for off ramps even with surge brakes but the 90 was the bomb when it came to backing the trailer down my very tight driveway.
I see your taste in boats rivals your taste in Rovers!
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Old January 16th, 2013, 06:48 AM
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Hello,

I am purchasing a wakeboard boat and going to be pulling it with my 94 D90. We live on a lake so not pulling it too far but I figure I should ask the experts for any advice... What do you guys think? Anything I should watch out for?

Thanks for the heads up!

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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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I see your taste in boats rivals your taste in Rovers!

That Baja went 72 per the gps- had that and a 911 turbo @ the same time.
Started to worry about my own mortality and got rid of both.

Still have the 31 Bertram widely touted as the "best boat ever built" and a Boston Whaler Montauk with a Yamaha 115.
Didn't use either last summer.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Sounds like your summer and mine were the same Doug. I have a 31ft Pursuit CC. Would never use a Rover for that! Hence the purchase of the beast.
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Craig- even the beast would have trouble with my 31 she weighs 15k# per the travel lift scales.

Know anyone who might want to buy some offshore gear ? I have about 10 Penn International 50's and 80's on removable butt roller guide rods. Have both straight and bent butts for the 80's. 50's are all straight.
I was into marlin, tuna, shark fishing tournaments for a while. Also have gaffs and a 12 gauge bang stick.
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I've pulled 5500 with my mine for long distances. It's hopeless on hills and braking is a wild ride but otherwise it's fine. 3500 should be no drama at all. Brake early..
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Know anyone who might want to buy some offshore gear ? I have about 10 Penn International 50's and 80's on removable butt roller guide rods. Have both straight and bent butts for the 80's. 50's are all straight.
I was into marlin, tuna, shark fishing tournaments for a while. Also have gaffs and a 12 gauge bang stick.
Crap...nice gear! You could sell all that and pay cash for another 110!!...I am all sorted, but will ask around some buddies...trouble is time of the year...but I will check for ya mate!
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Crap...nice gear! You could sell all that and pay cash for another 110!!...I am all sorted, but will ask around some buddies...trouble is time of the year...but I will check for ya mate!

Exactly !

I also have a Murray Bros top of the line 130lb fighting chair with bucket harness etc.
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I've pulled 5500 with my mine for long distances. It's hopeless on hills and braking is a wild ride but otherwise it's fine. 3500 should be no drama at all. Brake early..
I hate drama while towing, just not worth the risk. If you can, put some brakes on that trailer, it can help a lot. Especially if you have to make a sudden stop or have a lot of long down hills where a heavy trailer starts pushing you around.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Thanks for all the responses guys...

Any issues with wiring? I havent even looked at that part yet.
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Yeah thats a whole nother dog to de-worm...best to search and read the threads on that one!
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