Hey guys, I own a 2017 Honda CRV, and the towing capacity is only 1500 pounds. I really want to buy a fishing boat, but i'm concerned the CRV isn't strong enough. I would only be looking at 14-16 foot aluminum boats (like a Smokercraft) with maybe 40-50hp motor.
Have you ever towed a boat with a 4 cylinder? Any issues with this? My main concerns would be very slow accelerating (especially on the highway), too much stress on the engine and body of the CRV, or having to pull the boat/trailer out of a lumpy/crappy landing which would add to the force on the trailer hitch.