Boat Towing Guide

 Good simple guide I found online for towing oversize boats in WA. 

 

https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/Documents/Brochure_OB_Online_version.RCN-D17%5E23737090.PDF

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The size required for the

Fri, 2018-03-02 11:20

The size required for the front oversize sign is ridiculous for cars. I put it to them a few years ago when I got my oversize boat that cars be able to display a sign half the size of the minimum required which they were quite receptive to and were going to look at implementing but it must of just gone to the bottom of their pile.

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 That is a good guide, lays

Fri, 2018-03-02 11:38

 That is a good guide, lays it out fairly simply.
Somewhere I have a pic of the DOT guys towing one of their own boats, with the overwidth sign on the boats windscreen.

Saw it at a petrol station and went back to query and take a pic.

They just said "we cant put it anywhere else"

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Split soft signs

Fri, 2018-03-02 11:46

 I use the split soft vinyl signs on my landcruiser. I occy strap them either side of the bull bar just under the headlights. Works well. I also have the hard one piece sign that drops in my rear bait board holes on the boat got the rear sign.

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 That Amber light definitely

Fri, 2018-03-02 17:25

 That Amber light definitely looks photo shopped onto the roof  

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You dont rekon

Fri, 2018-03-02 22:44

the magnetic base would hold that well on canvas??? 

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Oversize signs

Fri, 2018-03-02 22:55

We were pulled over on the way to Jurien and asked where our front sign was.

We told them it covered the grill therefore stopping airflow to the radiator. They suggested we placed the sign on the boat, so we did. All good !

 

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 As long as both signs are

Sun, 2018-03-25 17:23

 As long as both signs are displayed they are quite understanding of the locations I placed my front sign on the roof cage of the car I made a folding frame for it so when not in use just layd flat in roof cage

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Word on the street is Main

Sat, 2018-11-03 09:51

Word on the street is Main Roads will be visiting the boat ramps leading into summer checking for compliance and overwidth permits etc.

 

RAV 1 Oversize Permit Operatimg Condtions- Revised October 2018 

www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/Documents/Oversize%20Period%20Permit%20-%20Operating%20Conditions%20-%20October%202018.RCN-D18^23937512.PDF

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 They did Geraldton about a

Sat, 2018-11-03 10:32

 They did Geraldton about a year or so ago, got several people just while I was watching including Paul of here and anotherr bloke I know with a cat that the gunwhale rubbers put overwidth.
He got a wasrning but they wouldnt let him take it away with signs and a permit.

Mermaids they call them.

C++ts with scales...

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Doing a blitz on nor

Sat, 2018-11-03 13:49

ramps this weekend.not many boats out today.

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 Yep, saw them at Hillarys

Sun, 2018-11-04 08:06

 Yep, saw them at Hillarys yesterday all sitting round as not many boats out. They had about 10 sets of scales as well.

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Yep

Sun, 2018-11-04 12:00

Woodmans point on Friday too.

 

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Was worried Sunday when i

Mon, 2018-11-05 12:35

Was worried Sunday when i launched at woodies...was a guy there but was solo and working other set of ramps, safety equipment im good but just worried about the state of my springs on the trailer!!....

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Ocean Reef

Mon, 2018-11-05 12:50

We launched at 4:45am, so missed them, but I believe they were there later. Reports certainly made me put my oversize signs on, even though I live 500 metres from the ramps :-)