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Depending on what cab you get you may be over the limit. I think my CC rating is 7900. The standard cab is 9000.

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Incidentally, I asked my dealer if I could hook up my boat for a test drive before I bought but they declined. Something about insurance, or liability, or bla, bla, bla....

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Yes you're right ,just did the math boat 5200 lbs. trailer 1750 lbs. fuel 140 gal max =840 lbs. for an approx total of 7,790lbs. so anywhere between 7,000 -7790 lbs. depending on fuel. Should handle it right ?

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Yes you're right ,just did the math boat 5200 lbs. trailer 1750 lbs. fuel 140 gal max =840 lbs. for an approx total of 7,790lbs. so anywhere between 7,000 -7790 lbs. depending on fuel. Should handle it right ?
It may be close. Is your boat figure include everything that is packed inside like gear and anchor etc? If it is and you aren't pulling it every weekend I personally think you will be fine. I'd probably go with the 3.92 s if you are going to be doing a bunch of pulling and in uneven terrain.
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Yes you're right ,just did the math boat 5200 lbs. trailer 1750 lbs. fuel 140 gal max =840 lbs. for an approx total of 7,790lbs. so anywhere between 7,000 -7790 lbs. depending on fuel. Should handle it right ?
I know a 24" Zeta fully loaded and fuel weighed 7788lbs on the scales last year.
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please let us know what you wind up with, I'm in the "same boat" I have a 25' Farallon that I'm repowering with a Cummins 6BT it should be in the 8,000lb range when finished. if I can get away with the ED I'll pull the trigger in the spring. what is the launch ramp like where you put in? do you use four wheel drive? that's another concern of mine.
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Yes you're right ,just did the math boat 5200 lbs. trailer 1750 lbs. fuel 140 gal max =840 lbs. for an approx total of 7,790lbs. so anywhere between 7,000 -7790 lbs. depending on fuel. Should handle it right ?
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Great you have the first part, now go find a truck that has this capacity. You're real close, so the difference between crew cab and club cab or 4x4 or 2x4 may make the difference. Make sure you look up the capability of the truck yourself, don't simply listen to the salesman.

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