Its affordable, and my car can tow it.
Car? Not a truck or SUV? Check the manufacturers towing specs carefully before you spend the money on the boat. While you're not going to need a half ton truck to pull the boat you describe, you'll need more than a typical modern passenger car.
Does your car have a transmission cooler installed? You WILL need it, even on a 17' boat.
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