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Does anyone know if the walkaround has the same beam as a 25 pilothouse.I know the pilothouse is 9 foot 6 inches which means a permit is needed.Iwas hoping the walkaround version would be trailerable without a permit.
 

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According to their website the beam is 9'6"
 

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What's the deal with a permit? Do you need one for every state? Expensive? Special drivers license requirements?
 

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Most States have a 8 1/2 ft. Max. Trailer/Boat width .Any thing over,You're supposed to have an "Overwide" permit to tow.AND there are restrictions that go along with it.
 

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I tow a 102" (8' 6") enclosed car trailer and it takes up the whole lane.

Do these bigger boat trailers have 102"axles and the only part thats bigger is the beam?? Probably so.

Toll boths might be interesting ..... :eek2:
 

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No sweat on the toll booths with a 9'6'' beam - there is at least 1 1/2 '' clearance on either side :D.
 

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Where do you go to get this permit and how much is it? Was on the MD website and cound not find anything about it. My boat has a 8'10" beam. Also I was reading my owners manual for my armada and it says I need a WD hitch if I tow over 5000LBS. I was looking at the F-250 diesel to upgrade and it said the same thing in the owners manual. Does anyone use one here with there boat? Don't know how it would work with surge brakes.
 

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We've never used weight distribution hitch on trailers under 10,000# on a HD truck. I have used them on 6000# trailers when towing with a lighter vehicle.

I think that a WD hitch would screw up the surge brake mechanics.
 

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my understanding is you can't tow oversized at night and you may need escort across bridges and through tunnels (CBBT and CBB are key spots) and you need to have signage that says oversized load. As another poster said, how many boats do you see like this on the road? In many instances this is a ask for forgiveness vs permision event. The only issue I would worry about that I never checked into is insurance. If you have an accident with oversize trailer would insurance carrier say "your prob for not obeying law" and you would be royally screwed???

I think much of the weight issues on trailors and tow vehicles is the tongue weight not total actual weight. Too light on tongue and it sways, too heavy and the front wheels are too high off ground and a WD hitch is needed.
 

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there was a big post about this last winter when everyone was making there CBBT runs.......If memory serves, folks going down to the CBBT via the eastern shore side had no problems whatsoever.......However, there is a weight station in Virginia on the western shore that was nailing boats right and left......almost targeting them. I think the fine was substancial.......msaybe $500 and you could'nt just play dumb. It seemed that Virginia and NC where the states really cracking down on this law. So if you fish the CBBT and like launching from Lynhaven, thats where you run into the problem.

Also, there are crazy restrictions that are not helpful to fisherman......you cant tow at night, which means you would have to make sure it is light before coming to the weigh station that does the checking.......
 

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i wouldnt get te 9'6...thats just me. too much of a pain for the 1 ft of width. my 25 maycraft is 8'6.

not only do you need a permit, you better check your INSURANCE as well..... i would think you could really be screwed if you got in/caused an accident.
 
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