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whaler22 posted 03-25-2001 02:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for whaler22   Send Email to whaler22  
Thanks to you guys I'm now the proud owner of a 1980 Revenge V-22. I've been reading these post for almost a year trying to figure out what I want/needed in a boat. The only sure thing I knew was I wanted a Boston Whaler. So....now that I finally have one, and yall convinced me I had to have one. I looked for a walk through version but this one was priced just right. I'm looking to begin minor repairs and fixing up the teak/mahagony finishes. My first delima is I need a trailer. This boat is on a 1980 EZ Loader. I'm looking for a company, near me in Oregon, that may sell new or used trailers. I understand I need a Keel Roller type trailer but who makes them for my boat. I think I saw a Continental trailer but they're out of Louisiana I believe. Any help on locating a trailer would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave
whalernut posted 03-25-2001 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Dave, congratulations on you`re NEW Whaler! As for the trailers, I imagine any brand would work, but you hit it right with the keel roller style, with the bunks as latteral support. Eagle trailers are very nice, as are Shorelander. Shorelander has a feature on their wbsite you can punch in you`re boat and it brings up trailer suggestions. I would rcommend galvinized finish if you go to the salt, painted are fine if it will be freshwater only. Make shore you get a trailer that is strong enough for you`re boat(weight capacity). Taking into consideration-hull weight-fuel-stuff in boat,etc. Goood luck and you`ll love you`re new Whaler! Regards-Jack Graner.
triblet posted 03-25-2001 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
It's Shoreland'r, not Shorelander. Their
website is http://www.shorelandr.com/ .
I have one and like it. They distribute
nationwide.

Two West Coast brands are Pacific and
Calkins, though I heard Calkins retired and
nobody wanted to buy the company.

I'm of the opinion all boat trailers should
be galvanized -- eventually you will want to
put your boat in salt water.

You can use keel rollers or all bunk, so
says BW.

Chuck

Chuck

whaletail posted 03-25-2001 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
Welcome aboard Dave,
what part of Orygun are you at?
Dick posted 03-25-2001 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Over the years I have sold Shorelander, Calkins and E-Z Load. I feel like Shorelander is by far the best. I have a galvanized Shorelander under my Montauk and wouldn't trade it for anything I have ever seen.
whalernut posted 03-25-2001 11:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
No saltwater thank you Chuck, I don`t even care to swim in it. My philosophy is, I like to fish in saltwater, but in someone else`s boat, I will help them prep and wash off when finished, oh and their tackle too-no offense, I will kleen that too. Chuck is that Kleen or Clean? Not everone wants to put their boat in the Salt. It`s just a personal choice. Regards-Jack Graner.
Matthew posted 03-25-2001 05:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
Dave,
I just bought a new trailer for my 1981 15' sport and after looking at a majority of the brands (ez loader, shoreland'r, calkins) I decided on a King Trailer. They are base in Marysville, WA and do all the manufacturing of the trailer prior to hot dipping it in a commercial grade "Rhino Kote" galvnizing finish. They don't sell them right out of the factory and the best price I found was also in Marysville at a place called Boatland USA #(360) 658-6370---$100 bucks cheaper than any other King dealership. The trailer does come with 2 keel rollers but I'm going to retro-fit it with a few more.
Good luck,
Matt
dfmcintyre posted 03-25-2001 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Dave -

You'r gonna get as many posts as there are trailer manufacturers!

I've been really happy with my galvanized Eagle (manf in Michigan) double axle. They also put on dual surge brakes and spare tire. The have a wealth of options. They have listing of all the popular hull styles and were aboe to match my hull config no problem

Don

whaler22 posted 03-25-2001 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler22  Send Email to whaler22     
Thanks everyone for so many replies. I guess I kinda left myself open with my question. I didn't realize so many Co.'s made suitable trailers for my whaler. I guess the proper question would be is there a minimum # of rollers recomended for my hull/what kind of spacing is recomended if I had to special order a trailer? I'm looking for spec's. I definately agree with tandem wheels, brakes, and galvanized. I will be taking my boat to the coast.....next year probably. This year is fixing, WAXING!, Cleaning Teak, etc getting it ready to go. I'll probably put it on the local lake here, Klamath Falls, OR, to run it around and get familiar with it before I hit the Coast. Thanks again and I'm counting on your help to get this beauty ready.
Thanks.

David

FISHNFF posted 03-26-2001 12:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I have a Pacific for my Montauk and love it. I've seen a few other brands and I can't think of a thing I would change on mine. I got an extended tongue to keep my wheels away from the water, Monoleaf galvanized leaf spring, carpeted fenderguards, and side guides. SOLID!

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