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|Author||Topic: Trialer suggestions|
posted 05-12-2003 01:29 PM ET (US)
Well I have broken down and decided to buy a new trailer. Thank you to everyone who guided me with this choice.
I am looking at an EZ Loader for my '69 13ft Sport. The trailer has two keel loaders. My question is this: will two keel rollers sufice in displacing the boats weight from the bunks? The dealer I spoke with told me that for my size boat, EZ Loader doesn't make one with any more than two rollers. Is there another manufacurer that makes a better trailer for my boat? How does EZ Loader match up with the competion.
Thanks for your attention to this matter.
posted 05-12-2003 07:54 PM ET (US)
My 17' Montauk is on a EZ Loader. Three keel rollers and a bow roller. Galvanized with Galvanized guide ons. It is the perfect set up for my boat. Easy one man loading and unloading. Bunks are about 5 1/2' long. Distributes weight evenly and securely. I believe for you 13 the trailer you metion will be great.
posted 05-12-2003 08:36 PM ET (US)
This subject has been covered many times with no real answers except a roller trailer is not a good idea.
I have my Montauk on a full bunk trailer with no keel rollers. I love it.
Whaler is shipping full bunk trailers with all of their factory packaged units.
I see no reason for keel rollers unless you launch where you can't float on and off.
posted 05-12-2003 09:07 PM ET (US)
Actually full roller trailers are incorrect for BW boats. The Keel is reinforced and made for keel rollers. My Montauk has been on this particular trailer for 16 years minus the time on the water and is perfectly happy with no adverse affects. Launching is a breeze. Properly adjusting the trailer to the boat is critical though, and when it is it is tough to load it incorrectly. I see many people at the ramp farting around with their boat as it is loaded crooked. Almost funny except when all I really want to do is get in the water and enjoy the day.
It works for me!
posted 05-12-2003 09:25 PM ET (US)
As I said roller trailers are not a good idea!
Having been a Whaler dealer I have put Whalers on roller trailers at customers requests, I have seen some of these boats after 10 years showing no problems.
As I stated a full bunk drive on trailer is the only way I will go. After 40+ years of boating I have used several brands and configurations of trailers, it's bunks.
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