No Car No Problem – Here Is How To Tow A Boat Without A Car
Facebook user Christoper Jacoby shared this video on May 22, 2022. Jacoby was stuck at an intersection in El Cajon, California when he saw traffic being held up by a man in a motorized mobility chair pulling a large boat.
In the video, Jacoby can be heard saying “What in the f***ing world is this? Holy S****. Dude is holding up traffic, towing a boat. He’s trying to get over! Hahahaha.”
The man was barely "driving" at a walking speed. The trailer plus the boat and this chair had to be towing upwards of 1,200 pounds. Meant to handle a single person weighing as much as 350 pounds, this guy has to be maxing out the capabilities of that poor motorized chair.
Many questions arose after the video was posted. How was that motorized chair able to pull that much weight? Can it handle bringing the boat in and out of water? Is he able to stop at red lights? All great questions, some we may never come to know.
The most asked question of all was, is this even legal? Well, according to California's motorized scooter laws, it is legal to operate motorized scooters up to 30 MPH on California roads. So if he was able to pick his speed up, then yes.
According to California's towing laws, any load that projects over four feet behind the tow vehicle must have taillights, and while this boat might have said taillights, I doubt this guy rigged them up.
The lesson to learn here is that just because you can, doesn't mean you should.