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mtbadfish posted 05-26-2002 10:59 AM ET (US)   Profile for mtbadfish   Send Email to mtbadfish  
Does anyone have any info on these? I have been given a quote on 5500# tandem with bunks, brakes on both axels and set-up for my 22 Outrage at $2250 taking my 1990 7000# Calkins in trade. The trailer came with the boat when I bought it recently but has rollers and sits really high. I was going to try to convert it but have had problems with it and am felling a little snake bit. My research shows this to be a good price but I don't know anything about this brand.
jimh posted 05-26-2002 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
From my casual research, the boat trailer market appears to be quite localized, maybe regional at best. There are only a few makers with nation-wide distribution.

I think this comes from the relative low-tech nature of the product, and the relatively high cost of shipping. Making a trailer in Maine and shipping it to California just does not make sense.

In areas with strong boating activity, like Michigan or Florida, there can be many localized builders. If you are in central Iowa, you may not find so many local competitors. (Although you might find some big national brand like SHORELANDR being made.)

Some of the best pricing I have seen comes from Florida or Michigan. I haven't heard of your Yacht Club brand, and since your price involves a trade-in allowance, it is difficult to assess the true price you are paying.

tuna1 posted 05-26-2002 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
Have a small one under a 14' Rage. Nothing special-mid to low quality compoents. Made for a low price.Would not concider if looking for a new trailer,would move up to a major manufacturer and better quality.
mtbadfish posted 05-26-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtbadfish  Send Email to mtbadfish     
Thanks you guys. The price before trade is $2999. I'll continue to look around. The marina didn't have one in stock, so I couldn't check it out firsthand. The pricing seems competitve but I am concerned about the quality - only because I couldn't view one. I'm in Minnesota and see alot more Shorelandr and Spartan. Maybe that's the way to go.
triblet posted 05-26-2002 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I think there are a bunch of folks here with
Shorland'r trailers and I don't think a bad word
has been posted. I have one and I'm quite
happy with it.


Dick posted 05-26-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I am running a Shorelander under my Montauk and have no complaints. Here in the PNW I could have bought an E-Z Loader, Calkins or King for less money but I felt that the Shorelander was a better trailer.
The only experience I have had with Yacht Club was when we were selling Sea Doos, as another member posted "low to medium quality".
dfmcintyre posted 05-27-2002 06:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
There are two trailer manufacturers here in Michigan that I'm familier with; Continential and Eagle. Both make about three grades of trailers, and have a good rep here in our area.

I bought a galvanized, quad bunked, dual axle/brake one for my 21 Outrage from Eagle, and have been very happy with it. Has the optional spare tire. They have on computer, the dimensions for most hulls, so the fit is need for any bunk or roller adjustment, just a little fore and aft with the winch bracket. High quality inset lights, and a attaching system for the brake lines, using tie-wraps that I've never seen before. They may have a local dealer over in your area, or have ways to ship.


jimh posted 05-27-2002 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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