Toyota corolla towing a boat?

Hi, i have a 1995 Toyota corolla 1.6L and I'm going camping with some friends. I want to borrow my friends boat. It's a 14' aluminum boat with a 15hp outboard. I'm wondering if my car will be able to tow it and if it can, will i get stuck getting out of the water at the boat launch? Any advice

Hi, i have a 1995 Toyota corolla 1.6L and I'm going camping with some friends. I want to borrow my friends boat. It's a 14' aluminum boat with a 15hp outboard. I'm wondering if my car will be able to tow it and if it can, will i get stuck getting out of the water at the boat launch? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Best Answer:

Kevin: Yes it'll tow a small boat like that easily .
To Launch , DONT back your car down the boat ramp , leave it on flat good ground and run the loaded trailer down on a rope run around the towball on the car tied off to the trailer hitch .When the boat floats off , pull the empty trailer back up the ramp using the rope .

DONT IMMERSE TRAILER WHEELS IN WATER UNTIL THE BEARINGS HAVE COOLED , an hour after you end your road trip to get there .

To recover the boat at the end , park the car on good flat ground at the top of the ramp and run the empty trailer down to the water on the rope .
Load the boat onto the trailer , then put the car in first gear , VERY GENTLY accelerate and pull the rope holding the loaded trailer up the ramp at gentle walking pace , steadied by all your mates , until the loaded trailer reaches flat hard good ground .
Then back the car to it , undo the rope and coil it carefully away , hitch the trailer onto the car and away you go , no risk of drowning your car .
A double length of that cheapo blue polypropylene stuff that builders merchants sell will be quite strong enough .

Other answer:

Kevin:
depends on the weight of the boat & trailer (& whether you've an auto or a manual) Check the owner's manual for max towing weight.
I suspect if it's just a tinny with a small motor on it you'll be well inside the limits set by the manufacturer.
(unless you stupid you shouldn't do any damage to the clutch
dadnbob:
Check the weight of the boat and trailer…..then be sure your hitch is rated for that weight. It'll probably be okay and you'll have no trouble.
?:
Then back the car to it , undo the rope and coil it carefully away , hitch the trailer onto the car and away you go , no risk of drowning your car .
Cressida:
Can you take it for a practice run, park it on a hill and see how it goes with traction etc.
Square basher!:
Unless you know your clutch is new no chance!