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Old 11-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Towing boat to Spain?

I am going to tow my boat to Spain next year can anyone tell me what is required (documents etc) also does anyone know about what weight etc the vehicle has to be in relation to the boat weight /length its a p21 and 300 promax approx 900kg i am told ,i dont know what weight the trailer is.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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for the boat , insurance and the spanish translation,ssr registration,good to take proof of purchase etc,for you helmsmans cert of competence or whatever it is called now if changed ask rya,for the car 2 red triangles and for you a flourescent jacket. for the car insurance documents and a green card from ins co,mot and v5. thats about it as for towing a p21 a good 4x4 , lock everything when at garages espec boat with clamps etc take of the prop etc dont know the route you are taking , bit lonely on the santander to barcelona route , and dont stop for anything even when flagged down as its well known trick there to mug uk tourists. its a good trip done it many times
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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I am going to tow my boat to Spain next year can anyone tell me what is required (documents etc) also does anyone know about what weight etc the vehicle has to be in relation to the boat weight /length its a p21 and 300 promax approx 900kg i am told ,i dont know what weight the trailer is.
Thanks in advance Nick.





Insurance for boat and car,green card,s.s.r certificate(small ships register) I.C.C. license from R.Y.A.Proof of purchase invoice showing V.A.T. paid and weight plate on trailer in an easily seen place,warning triangle and couple of bollards,headlight kit for main beam alteration other people on here might have other bits to add no doubt.Ferry to Santander is your best bet,hell of a drag from calais and only one lot of officials to go thro.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:05 PM   #4
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Dont forget some Euros.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:46 PM   #5
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tell me your route and send or post a pic of the trailer, take the photo from the back in order to see the lights.I can help you.

For a P21 you dont need much things.

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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And if you've got Matt going with you, a couple of cases of Red Bull would come in handy!!
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:15 PM   #7
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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New regulations posted recently on the Caravan Club website about car/trailer combinations longer than 12m overall length.

http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/media/9...eters-long.pdf
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:49 PM   #9
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I am going to tow my boat to Spain next year can anyone tell me what is required (documents etc) also does anyone know about what weight etc the vehicle has to be in relation to the boat weight /length its a p21 and 300 promax approx 900kg i am told ,i dont know what weight the trailer is.
Thanks in advance Nick.
Don't admit to having flares on board as they will take them off you on the ferry or they did to me when going to France
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:31 AM   #10
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Don't admit to having flares on board as they will take them off you on the ferry or they did to me when going to France
same when i towed the v-24's to portugal from spain, never got them back in the end. can't recall what documents we had for the boat i'm affraid but definately take originals, they never like photocopies.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #11
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I am going to tow my boat to Spain next year can anyone tell me what is required (documents etc) also does anyone know about what weight etc the vehicle has to be in relation to the boat weight /length its a p21 and 300 promax approx 900kg i am told ,i dont know what weight the trailer is.
Thanks in advance Nick.
There's already a lot of good information posted but you should remember that the speed limit for towing is 50 mph 80 kph, i got caught at 116kph a couple of years ago and it cost me £60 cash but would have been £100 if not paid on the spot, Fortunatly then there were points to your license.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:42 PM   #12
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Check out the new French regulations about displaying 80/90 kph speed signs on the trailer board. They were introduced last March and up til now the French police have turned a blind eye to those without them but that is likely to change soon.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:48 PM   #13
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When I looked into towing down that way, I was told to beware of hijackers stealing your boat (honestly). Not sure how true this is, though.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #14
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Don't admit to having flares on board as they will take them off you on the ferry or they did to me when going to France
Had exactly the same problem myself. Did feel a nob driving all the way to south of france in my underpants.

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Old 12-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #15
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:29 PM   #16
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Had exactly the same problem myself. Did feel a nob driving all the way to south of france in my underpants.
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