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New WHALER trailer for CLASSIC 18'
|Author||Topic: New WHALER trailer for CLASSIC 18'|
posted 08-02-2004 11:45 AM ET (US)
I'm looking to replace my float on style trailer with a new keel roller/ bunk trailer for my 18'outrage. With the existing configuration the boat sits above the wheels resulting in a very difficult launching situation. I realy don't want to get my car near the very salty water but it is very difficult to float off the boat at the relatively shallow sloped ramp.
I have seen some surplus whaler trailers and with thier v frame and axle width it looks as if the boat would sit lower and be easier to float off/on. Some trailers are equiped with brakes which is another bonus. I think there is the ability to add keel rollers if they don't come with the trailers as is. Overall they appear to be very heavy duty and suitable for a whaler such as mine. I think the one I'm angling for is for the 19' nantucket.
Does anyone have any experience with these brand of trailers or any opinions on the application of one for my outrage?
posted 08-03-2004 01:15 PM ET (US)
George, not real familiar with the type of trailer you are looking for but if you consider having a new aluminum custom trailer built you will really want to speak to Jeff Owens, of Owens and Sons, St. Pete area of Fla.. Custom built, could almost say "overbuilt", a new trailer for my 15' just a few months ago. Even delivered it cheaper than I could go down and get it. He knows Whalers and can really build a trailer. www.owensandsons.com Good luck. Zot.
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