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Bubba posted 05-27-2002 02:45 AM ET (US)   Profile for Bubba   Send Email to Bubba  
I recently bought a new aluminum bunk float on type trailer. I ordered one special made so that the 4 cypress beams run all the way back and had an extra cross member in the rear to support the transom. I am confident that this setup will support as well as my old roller trailer. I also had a tandem axle put on because I felt the hull was heavier than the 1250# listed in the Reference Section.
Last week I pulled the Boat to our local Truck Stop and eased up on the scale untill my truck axle was off scale and the tounge of the trailer was just at the edge of the scale. I was suprised to see a weight of 3150 with a half tank of gas.
Have any of you weighed your rigs. I am wondering of waterlogged foam. I had a figerglass repairman drill a hole in the bottom transom and no water ran out. He waited 3 days and no sign of water so he glassed the hole back up. I suppose there could be some water trapped that could not run out....what do you think...
bigz posted 05-27-2002 07:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Your new trailer could explain the weight!

The 1250 spec weight is dry weight no outboard, batteries, gas etc. so after you add anything your carrying the gross boat weight could exceed 2000 lbs. and the way you explain your new trailer easily weight 1000lbs. with dual axles and cypress beams.

Just a few thoughts to ponder.


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