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11-05-2011, 02:23 PM #1
Thinking of getting my first boat. Can I launch one without 4x4?
Hey guys, I'm looking at getting my first boat here real soon, nothing too fancy, just something that floats and I can fish and cruise in. The one I am looking at now is a 1976 15' 2" Crestliner Muskie Boat.
I was wondering if I could pull and launch this boat just fine with my 4.3 2wd? I would hate to get stuck on a slippery ramp and have to ask someone with a Ram 4x4 to help me out lol. Any help would be appreciated.09 Sierra SLT
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11-05-2011, 03:48 PM #2
i wouldnt think youd have any issues, i dont think ive ever been in a truck where the driver needed to put it in 4wd to get up the launch rampGo-Recon "xtreme" amber scanning tail gate light strip, Cobra ultra2 CB radio W/ 4 foot firestix antennas, dual exhaust with 40 series single in dual out muffler, 305/65R17 Mickey Thomson Baja ATZ on 17 inch Mickey Thompson Side Biters, 3 inch body lift
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11-05-2011, 04:18 PM #3
unless you are trying to launch the boat on sand instead of a boat launch, you should be fine. Most boat launches are built with grooves or ridges so that even when they are wet you should still be able to get traction.
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11-05-2011, 04:20 PM #4
ive seen one or two ramps were 4x4 was handy, but not an absolute must. throw a few bags of sand in the bed for slippery concrete and you should be fine.
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