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Trailer for 16'7" BW hull
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posted 03-01-2003 04:20 PM ET (US)
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
posted 03-01-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-06-2003 11:11 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-06-2003 11:37 AM ET (US)
Rollers.....we don't need no stinkin rollers!
posted 03-09-2003 08:12 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-09-2003 08:25 PM ET (US)
I'm with Bigshot.
My Montauk is on a galvanized Shorelander full bunk trailer.
posted 03-09-2003 09:48 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-10-2003 10:42 AM ET (US)
Tow-master alum trailer. Boat has been on bunk trailers since 1989 and hull is perfect.
posted 03-12-2003 12:42 PM ET (US)
we used the load rite from my bayliner this year. it fit perfect on the tri hull.
posted 03-22-2003 02:57 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 03-22-2003 08:01 AM ET (US)
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!
posted 03-30-2003 06:32 PM ET (US)
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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