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NHKatama posted 03-01-2003 04:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for NHKatama   Send Email to NHKatama  
I need to go buy a new trailer for my Katama, any thoughts on what most of you out there like. I do like the Alumin ones but none of them, have keel rollers, What are the thoughts on just having bunks with no keel rollers on a 1972 hull. LEt me know guys, Thanks Pete
witsendfl posted 03-01-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
I have a "FLOAT ON" Drive on trailer for the Katama I have in upstate NY. Works perfect Drive oon Drive off. Very easy to load. Double wide bunks. All aluminum.

witsendfl JimK

NHKatama posted 03-06-2003 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for NHKatama  Send Email to NHKatama     
I guess there is not alot of opinion on which kinda of trailer to use under a 16'7" hull.

I like the Aluminum float on trailers but thought that BW recommended Keel rollers, I have always had a trailer with keel rollers under my 1972 vintage hull, and just wondered what most of you that own this hull and trailer thought about the best way to go with a new trailer on this Boat.

Right now I am leading towards a Continental Galvanized C8 because it has 4 12" keel rollers. I like the Continental SSTA1830 Aluminum trailer but that does not have any keel rollers at all. Does anyone out there know of an Aluminum trailer that does have keel rollers?

Thanks for any advice that anyone might have on the topic.

regards, ~~~~Pete

Bigshot posted 03-06-2003 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Rollers.....we don't need no stinkin rollers!
NHKatama posted 03-09-2003 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for NHKatama  Send Email to NHKatama     
Bigshot, do you trailer your 17'BW, if so what kinda of trailer do you use? So you feel the keel rollers are not needed then, thanks for the info, I guess maybe I will go for the Alumin trailer.

Anybody else have any thoughts on the best trailer.

Thanks, ~~~Pete

Dick posted 03-09-2003 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I'm with Bigshot.
My Montauk is on a galvanized Shorelander full bunk trailer.


waterwal posted 03-09-2003 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
Whew. Glad Dick and Bigshot chimed in. I've been trailering my 17' with a full bunk galvanized American trailer for 3 years. No rollers. I have had no problems whatsoever, but still have wondered because the prevailing wisdom of Whaler was "all weight on the keel...."

I love my trailer and it loads and unloads perfectly...sometimes floated on and sometimes powered, which most people seem to do around here. I like the self-balancing characteristics of the bunks, especially with a little current or wind working against you. I doubt rollers are as convenient in that way.

Bigshot posted 03-10-2003 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Tow-master alum trailer. Boat has been on bunk trailers since 1989 and hull is perfect.
Big Walt posted 03-12-2003 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Big Walt  Send Email to Big Walt     
we used the load rite from my bayliner this year. it fit perfect on the tri hull.
Hawaiian Bob posted 03-22-2003 02:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hawaiian Bob  Send Email to Hawaiian Bob     
What are the bunk lenght, placement and numbers do you guys use? 2x6x12? I see guys running 4 bunks, others just 2 outside no bottom. I am rebuilding a trailer and ready to put bunks but need advice. I also see a roller at the very front at times. I am leaning toward 4- 2 longer bottoms, 2 3 feet out as stabilizers. Any tips?
BugsyG posted 03-22-2003 08:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I am siding with Dick and with Bigshot on this one. My trailer is also galvanized with nice bunkers on her. Better than rollers in my opinion. But good luck!


Kelly posted 03-30-2003 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I would also be interested in the size and number of bunks that most people use for the 16' 7" hull. I just have 2- 2x4 carpeted bunks that I think are about 9' long. This is a galvanized float on Gator trailer that came with my boat. It was not really set up for the boat when I got it, but it seems to do fine now that I have made some adjustments. I have thought about adding additional bunks though.


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