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joem posted 01-09-2002 06:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for joem   Send Email to joem  
How old is this trailer I have? I have tried to search the web. Are they even in business anymore? I have found ShorelandR but not shoreline.


JBCornwell posted 01-09-2002 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, JoeM.

I have a Shoreline trailer under my Outrage 18, but will be selling it as soon as my keel roller and bunk trailer is finished its rebuild.

It is a galvanized cradle-roller trailer, like the ones BW says never put a Whaler on.

I think it was made in the early 90s, but I can't swear to that.

If yours is the cradle roller type I recommend that you trade it for a keel roller trailer. BW strongly recommends it.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Tom W Clark posted 01-09-2002 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Shoreline trailers were made in the late 70's and were flat frame, keel roller/bunk trailers. Many of them were tilt tralers. I believe it is a Shoreline trailer that is pictured in the Boston Whaler Owners Manual from the 1970's and early 1980's.

They made have continued production into later years or perhaps changed their name, but the last I owned was made in 1977.

dscew posted 01-09-2002 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
I have a 1987 Shoreline trailer for my 23' but I've been told they went out of business in the 90s.
andygere posted 01-14-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I have a 1979 Shoreline galvanized keel roller trailer under my Montauk. It is a well made trailer, with virtually no rust after more than 20 years of saltwater use. Too bad they are not around anymore. It looks very much like the one in my Whaler owner's manual. Mine has the tilt function, although I've never needed it to lauch or recover the boat. The trailer for my old 13 had the tilt feature which did come in handy one time when I had to recover the boat off the beach.
JBCornwell posted 01-14-2002 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Say, Tom. I'll send you a picture of this trailer if you doubt me. It is a Shoreline and it is a cradle roller trailer. I do not doubt that they also made keel roller bunk trailers, but they weren't exclusively so, as you seem to state.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Tom W Clark posted 01-14-2002 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

I don't doubt you, rather I said the trailers they made in the 70's were flat frame, roller/bunk trailers. I presume yours is much newer.

Please do send a picture, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.

joem posted 01-14-2002 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for joem  Send Email to joem     
I have tried to find a date all over this trailer and can't find one does anyone have any idea were to look. My trailer has 16 black rollers I am assuming by everyone's description that it is a cradle roller set-up they are in 2's.
It really is a brease to get the boat back onto the trailer why is this trailer not reccomended by whaler what is its problem. I am thinking fo putting some money into it so any information is helpful.


pcogs posted 01-22-2002 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for pcogs  Send Email to pcogs     
I have a shoreline trailer under my montauk. It was bought around `91 or `92 and it's the center roller style with a bunk on each side.

MIKEHOYT posted 11-11-2002 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for MIKEHOYT  Send Email to MIKEHOYT     
Seabrook posted 11-12-2002 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seabrook  Send Email to Seabrook     
MIKEHOYT, are you sure Shoreline is the trailer made in Sante Fe, Texas. Sportsman trailers are made in Sante Fe, but I believe Shoreline did go out of biz. I had a Shoreling trailer under my 1977 Mako and when trying to find parts, was told that Shoreline was out of biz. However, I could be wrong....would not be the first time.
newt posted 11-12-2002 04:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Joem, Have you found a VIN # anywhere? The VIN may have a date encoded in there. On my trailer the VIN is on a plate up near the tongue. The last two digits are 84 which I am assuming means it is an '84 model (same as my boat).
Landlocked posted 11-13-2002 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
I have the exact same trailer under my 77 montauk. It is the original trailer that came with the boat when the first owner purchased it in Ohio. I have the original registration and sales receipt. The name is spelled Shore-land-R on mine as well.

Great trailer as far as I'm concerned. Since most of the boats weight sits on the two wooden bunks, I don't see the problem with the keel rollers.


Evan G posted 03-04-2009 05:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Evan G  Send Email to Evan G     
[This seven year old discussion has been revived to ask the following question.]

Hello. Does anyone know [where] [I] can find parts for my 1972 17-foot shorline trailer?

L H G posted 03-05-2009 01:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Shoreline Trailers, made in Texas and now out of business, were widely recommended by Boston Whaler and shown in their catalogs, in their keel roller versions, in the 1970's. And I just happen to have a beautiful one for sale, completely rebuilt:

You will not be able to find "Shoreline" components, but as you can tell from my ad, don't need to, as all trailer components, including those used by Shoreline, are widely available, and mostly better than those used back then.

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