2013 Moomba LSV
The furthest we ever towed was about 800 miles each way, Bay Area-Lake Powell. Now living in Salt Lake we get down to Lake Powell 2-3 times a year. Really is a great place especially with a houseboat. I would do it if I were you and I would bring my boat, not rent one. The ones they have for rentals are pretty beat up.
A couple years ago we were in Ambergris Cay in Belize at Tranquility Bay. Carlos - the manager - originally moved donw there to run a waterski school, but it did not pan out. He towed his Nautique from somewhere in Canada all the way to Belize. Thats got to be 3000 miles easy.
I go to Powell 3-4 times every summer. I would pull your boat, no question. The rental boats are Baja pos's and are not nice at all. Coming from my LSV, I would be sooooo disappointed with those boats, especially at that price. As mike mentioned, it can get windy, but it's all about your situation. We mostly camp at halls crossing (on land) every night so the wind is less of an issue. When we houseboat it, we always tie one end off to the back of the houseboat, to ensure we don't loose the boat overnight. That always depends on your nightly beach situation, but I don't enjoy the swim that mike did. I have dealt with that enough myself. The time spent there is always amazing and well worth it. Take it on. Have fun!
pulled the outback out to Brainerd, MN approx $800mi one way 2 summers ago on the single axle. No issues at all. Spent 2 weeks in a rented house on pelican lake. I wouldn't hesitate to pull it twice as far as long as the stay warrants it. I wouldn't do it for 2 days of boating. But for a week or 2 - any day!
That trailer is awesome, I bet you get some looks at the boat ramp! :)
I think I'm going to go ahead and reserve the trip for early summer. When we went to Ouachita I used a 4 man tube rope to pull the LSV behind the houseboat. What have you guys used that have towed their boat behind the houseboat?
When we went I had three tube ropes (at least I thought good and heavy ones) we rented two house boats and pulled the ski boat behind one and the two jet ski behind the other. I bought a new tube rope and had two old ones the new one was suppose to be for the boat but somehow one of the old ones got tied to the boat. It was about a 5 year old rope. It broke along the way. It got wrapped around the Supra's prop and it was a pain in the ass get it of the prop and we were only pulling it about 15 mph. I always have a good knife and we had to cut it off the prop could not get it to unwrap. I would say a newer rope is always better than one a couple years old.
I think i'll scoop up an additional 4 man tube rope for backup ....just in case.