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By Thomas Deneka (tdeneka) on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 7:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Picked up the boat last spring, towed it with brother's truck. Bought 06 4Runner in December and finally pulled the boat with it Sunday.


By Stephen Higgins (srh00z) on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 7:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Nice color matching, the color scheme on the Nauti is sweet. How does it tow, I tow with a Trailblazer and a Silverado and the Silverado handles my boat with ease, the Trailblazer struggles a little bit.
By Bruce Banner (breadbutta) on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 7:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Nice set-up. What size engine? and how did it pull? What is the wake foil on the rear? Does it always hang so low, or can you flip it up.
By Bocephus (bocephus) on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 8:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wake foil on the rear? I think you are looking at part of the trailer, it hangs down to protect the prop/rudder when going over a incline/decline.
By jonny (midwesty) on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 11:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Bo... the nautiques do have a wake plate now too
By Bocephus (bocephus) on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 12:02 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
No they don't, I have been shopping for a 210 and I haven't seen one yet. The 210 doesn't need one!
By Mike O'Callaghan (greenpinky) on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 5:05 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think you're looking at the rudder.

Sweet looking setup Thomas! Love the powdered flight control.

By Thomas Deneka (tdeneka) on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 6:26 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
4Runner is the 4wd V8 Limited with XREAS suspension (stiffer than standard). The Engine is 4.7L w/ vvti. Old SAE rating is 270hp/330tq new SAE rating for same motor is slightly lower.

It towed very well. My brother's truck is an F250 SD, so it towed very well; but I actually enjoyed towing with the Toyota better for the most part. Going up steep hills was obviously easier with the diesel, but on the flats and on the highway, the 4runner pulled quite hard, would probably beat the F250 0-70 towing the boat. Now, put the horse trailer on both and it is a different story!!!! Visibility was very good. The weight of the 4runner is enough that the boat wasn't pushing me around. Pulled out of water and up the ramp very easily. Overall a great experience.

As far as the "wake foil" or "wake plate" goes, it is the trailer prop gaurd. The 210 does not have any such feature. I believe that only the 211 and 220 have the "hydrogate" which is not something that would be obviouse from a distance (it is a very small mechanism compared to the wedge, for example).

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