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To take along an outboard motor for your canoe, you can put the motor in the trunk or back of your vehicle.

If you attach an optional motor to a canoe before you leave home, you cannot transport the canoe on a cartop carrier rack. Instead, you will need to trailer your boat.

  • Choose the right trailer and vehicle to tow your boat. The trailer and towing vehicle should be designed to fit your boat.
    • The towing hitch must be appropriate for the loaded trailer.
    • Two strong safety chains should be crisscrossed to support the trailer’s coupler if it becomes disconnected from the towing vehicle.
  • Before leaving home, secure the boat on the trailer and the gear within the boat.
  • On the road, drive cautiously and allow for the added length and width of the trailer.