Yea whats said here X2 . Unless you ABSOLUTELY LOVE Manuals and can't LIVE without it ? I see NO point in Increasing the Stress Factor on driving, dropping off (ramps) and pulling up off (ramps)Its not the towing, its the going up the ramp with 5k pounds pulling me down a ramp. The E brake in my trucks have always been foot pedals on the left, and with a manual, that foot is occupied by the clutch. SO, Mr Ian, my question is there a hill assist or anti roll back in the JT, or is the E brake in a normal car position with a handle, or is there something else that can help me keep my 50k new truck from rolling into the lake.
Ugh . . . is that a real thing ? Something very wrong with that IMHO . . . I'd never take those risks with MY boat or vehicle IF I were in this same situation . I'd either upgrade my vehicle, get a smaller boat or borrow a friends G.C. ! ? But apparently you've "Managed" it and lived to tell us . . . Congrats !Do us (and all of youtube) a favor and have someone record the boat launch just in case it all goes wrong. I would use 4-low with the manual trans just to keep from riding the clutch.
Edit: Also, I used a wheel chock when loading the boat because the emergency brake is not to be trusted with that weight when I'm not in the vehicle with my foot on the brakes..