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by davidtx
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

One more safety step (better late than never) I use on my boat is to use one of my dock lines to secure the bow to the trailer. Attach the dock line to the bow eye using the loop in the rope. Next, loop the tag end under the trailer frame then back up through the bow eye. Repeat until most of the d...
by davidtx
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

Mad Dog wrote:Congratulations Grandpa!!! :D She's a cutie!!

Glad you made it safely. Keep us posted.

MD :wink:
Thanks, she's definitely a keeper. In related news, my son and his wife are expecting in February. Life is grand!
by davidtx
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

That's not too bad. Glad you made it safe 8) What color is the Sterling? I've got some Matterhorn White that I could spare. I'm sure somebody here has a few ounces of the right color. As soon as I find the box with my records or give up,and call Joel, I'll check which flavor of white it is. Thans f...
by davidtx
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

I didn't have time to incorporate all the great advice from you guys, I was still working on the trailer two days before leaving... Here is the boat with the new, narrow fenders and the big yellow tow vehicle: http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/dpennell42/Building%20TX-18/file.jpg The first nig...
by davidtx
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

The entire La Quinta chain is dog friendly, relatively clean, and has waffles. I've never had trouble parking the boat in one of their lots. Back the rig into a corner and leave it attached to the truck. Do you have a full boat cover? Out of sight, out of mind, if you can cover it each night. No fu...
by davidtx
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

Sorry to hear you are leaving us, particularly with a handle like DavidTx. I have towed the drive from Austin to Maine or the reverse 10 different times with no serious problems. Had a dog with me much of the time as well. (Also ran it 20 more times without a trailer.) Lock the trailer to the truck...
by davidtx
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Long distance towing

Hi David, sorry to hear your moving away from us. :? I'd for sure get a good trailer hitch lock. Master lock has a good one I like a lot. It is armored all the way around except for the single shackle that goes through the hole on the latch. This way it is locked to the truck. With this lock you ca...
by davidtx
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long distance towing
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Long distance towing

We are about to start our next great adventure and move (back) 2,000 miles from Texas to New Hampshire. We'll be towing the TX-18 behind a 25' Penske truck. We plan to make stops every 500 miles, resulting in three overnight stays. We are looking at pet friendly places with truck parking. I'm lookin...
by davidtx
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: TX 18 Build
Replies: 163
Views: 15838

Re: TX 18 Build

Looks good! And familiar - stitching the nose of my TX-18 was one of the tougher parts of the project.
by davidtx
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fast boat question
Replies: 42
Views: 2017

Re: Fast boat question

Mad Dog - I opened a new thread in order to keep this one on topic.