Re: Defining "Small Boats"
3/4 ton trucks are not what they used to be. A new 1/2 ton can tow upwards of 10,000 lbs, properly equipped. A 3/4 ton can get into the high teens.
That is not a "small boat"
Being a small boat lies in the concept behind the boat. A 25 foot canoe can be a small boat, where a 21' Maid of Endor probably isn't.
3500# seems like a very reasonable weight guideline, though is hardly a solid ceiling. I think that 3500# allows room for reasonable size and motor capacity, for something that one would consider a "small boat".
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