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Duncan posted 03-15-2002 05:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for Duncan   Send Email to Duncan  
Forgive me if this has been a topic recently. I went back 100 days and didn't see it.

Can anyone help me spec a new trailer fo an old 13'. I want to go cheap as possible in the 1,200 lb class as I often load other stuff for the trip to Vermont. Must have 12" or better tires (I have 8" now...many blowouts).

It would be super if someone could dig out their old reciept and say, for instance.."I bought a Shorelander XYZ 1500 with a two foot shorter tounge, 5.30 x 12 tires, etc and it works fine" so I can go to my local dealer (a real putz who wouldn't know a Whaler if it ran him over) and order it.

As long as it's a common brand and I can get it in NJ I don't care what it is. I use it in salt water so I suppose galvanized, eh?

Any other advice appreciated.

Dick posted 03-15-2002 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

I hope the info I e-mailed you will help.
Sorry, I forgot to reduce the file size on the picture so it will be slow to load.


Duncan posted 03-15-2002 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Dick: Thanks for the email on the EZ loader.

I can't believe Shorelander. I tried the "model selector" on their website, put in Boston Whaler and it prompted me for model and offered 13, 130 (?), GLS, and 13 sport....tried all of them and they were written as if those models were only offered in 2001. Then I called SL and they reffered me to their Distributor/Fabricator in PA. The guy there couldn't tell me for sure.

You'd think a company with a dealer base selling replacement trailers for hulls for which they aren't actually dealers would develop an "Application Guide". Particularly a hull as numerous as a BW 13! Welp, they lost a sale.

I know it's a simple bunk trailer, not rocket science, but a customer wants to know for sure.

Dick posted 03-15-2002 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Shorelander builds a nice trailer but I have never talked to a Shorelander distributor that could answer even the simpelest question. My Montauk is on a Shorelander only because a customer bought a Sea Ray factory boat/motor/trailer package and didn't want a trailer. Believe me the price was right and the trailer fit like a glove. I doubt though that Shorelander would have suggested this trailer for a Montauk.

I don't think you can go wrong with E-Z Loader it's a good product and customer support has allways been good.

If you want to carry a spare set of bearings and seals do not buy the E-Z Loader parts, they are a tad high. Go to NAPA or whatever. The inner & outer bearings and races are Timken Set #4 the seals are CR #12428.


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