I got a 98 F150 4.2 V6 with a 5-speed (work truck). . It has a class 3 hitch and trailer brakes. Anyway I was wondering how big of a boat I can tow with it. You have to keep in mind that the boat will have to be launched and pulled out of steep and usually wet ramps. I know traction is a problem with what I have witnessed at boat ramps sometimes. Maybe better tires would help :idunno: . I would like to get an old Formula PC-28 but I think it is about an 8000lb boat. I'm pretty sure that is too much for the F150 to handle.