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Need photo assistance, please
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posted 03-12-2004 04:48 PM ET (US)
Can anyone help with digital photos of a 1980 15' Sport? Jeff Owens, of Slide-On Trailers has been most helpful with attempting to build the right trailer for my hull. He believes the hull is really 15'3" and similar to a 17' Montauk (16'7")? My hull interior is very similar to my '68 13', with side console two mahogony thwart seats. This is simply a 15 Sport, correct? I would like to keep the boat as low as possible on the trailer, so the main bunks should support the shallowest portions of the hull, correct? Then two smaller bunks would stradle the keel at the bow and help straighten (self-right) the hull while approaching the the bow cradle, or V-roller? I guess the hull will sit between the fenders, rather than over, like my Seacraft. Is a torsion axle too much for the weight of this boat? I think the smallest is rated at 3200 lbs. Would it be better to just go with a standard axle and springs, and plan to replace everything below the axle every four years like the other boat? Any opinions, please feel free to help. I really would like to do this right the first time. I am pretty computer illiterate, do not have equipment or ability to show pictures on the internet. Thank you for any assistance.
Big Shot, did you get my e-mail?
posted 03-12-2004 06:26 PM ET (US)
I just sent you a picture of my '87 15' on it's trailer. Hope it helps.
posted 03-12-2004 06:48 PM ET (US)
Thank you florida 15. I can ask one of my guys to forward it to Slide-On to start this. Appreciate the help.
posted 03-18-2004 01:00 PM ET (US)
I'd go with a torsion axle and pay $$$ up front to avoid the hassle of dealing with rusty leaf springs. At some point I'm going to have to deal with the leaf springs under my own 15' BW's trailer. I'll pony up the $$$ for a torsion when that day comes...
At the moment, I'm digging up the $ for hydraulic steering.
posted 03-18-2004 07:13 PM ET (US)
Well, I ordered a trailer from Owens and Sons, (Slide-on.com). Jeff, and his sister Kim are very good people. Thanks to florida15 for the photo assistance. Ended up using neighbors for more assistance with internet ...stuff! Anyway, Tybee Coast Guard, Savannah, Ga., had ordered one also for their Whaler, and mine was delivered today, inside the CG's. Haven't seen it yet. On duty til tomorrow, but heard it's nice. Looking forward to trying the fit. Thanks for the input. Oh yeah. Tax return helped with the trailer, been advised we're going to be entering the new millenium...our first computer! She gets to do all the shopping on that! zotcha.
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