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ContinuousWave: Whaler Performance
posted 03-08-2004 12:49 AM ET (US)
I am told to use a bunk trailor for my 21ft. outrage. Can I use a roller trailor or will it damage my hull. I have been advised to use a roller trailer for easier dropoffs in shallow water.
posted 03-08-2004 08:15 AM ET (US)
The construction of Boston Whalers does not include stringers. The best weight bearing strength is at the keel, and placing the weight on a few rollers under the hull risks seperation of the outer shell from the foam core.
The best weight distribution is a keel roller trailer with most of the weight on the keel, and stabilization with two or more bunks. If the majority of the weight is on keel rollers, launching and loading should not be a problem.
Even an all bunk trailer is a compromise, but few keel roller trailers are made these days.
An all roller trailer is not good for Boston Whalers.
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