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L H G posted 08-28-2008 03:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for L H G  
This is a 1974 Shoreline painted, all welded, steel frame trailer with galvanized fenders, 2800# capacity, single axle, with less than 1000 original miles on it. It came under the 19 Outrage which I recently purchased, stored un-used for 25 years, and is in excellent condition, and looks really nice. I am only selling it because I need a galvanized trailer for my use. It would work well for any Whaler sized between a 170 Montauk (may be a little overdesigned for an original 16/17) and a 19' Whaler, any year. It handles the 19 Outrage beautifully. The trailer has been totally ugraded, and I have put a lot into it, to bring it up to modern day standards:

1. New galv spoke 15" wheels and tires
2. New bearings and Fulton Bearing Buddies
3. new Dry Launch brand waterproof tail lights and side marker lights
4. new black 12" keel rollers with new brackets & bolts
5. new 2 x 6 x 8' carpeted bunks with new brackets & bolts
6. new trailer wiring
7. new winch strap

The trailer has a 5" frame, with five cross members each holding a keel roller. I will be able to post a link to photos in a few days. This trailer is ready for cross country hauling, and would look nice under any Whaler. $1295.

ChiTown Cetacean posted 09-06-2008 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for ChiTown Cetacean  Send Email to ChiTown Cetacean     
God, if you had only had that thing for sale last year, I would have RAN to get it. But now I've sunk so much $$$ into bringing my old trailer up to par that I can't make myself push the button...

Just out of curiosity, where is it?

L H G posted 09-07-2008 03:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Trailer is located in Oak Brook. I will have some photos available in a few days. It's really nice, completely upgraded to today's standards with all new modern components, wet sanded, primed, repainted aluminum color. Looks brand new, and keel roller trailers like this are impossible to find in the Midwest. A perfect trailer for a classic 19 Outrage!
L H G posted 09-12-2008 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Finally, I have some photos of this trailer. With the 15" wheels, it's ready for long haul towing. This is a perfect trailer for any Whaler 17'-19', easy to launch and load. Most of the fasteners are galvanized. The photos show more detail if the "Full Size" icon is used. .

Located in suburban Chicago.

L H G posted 02-02-2009 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Now that Spring is just around the corner for freshwater boaters, maybe someone will be needing something like this. I have since discovered that this "Shoreline" brand trailer was shown in some of Whaler's catalogs as a recommended keel roller type trailer for their boats.
jamesmylesmcp posted 02-03-2009 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Boy I'm suprised this hasn't sold ! Looks to be the same trailer pictured in the 1975 Owners Manual.
Dave Thomas posted 02-03-2009 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Thomas  Send Email to Dave Thomas     
Im curious as to why the buck supports are bolted to the open side of the channel cross members and not the flat opposite side?
L H G posted 02-03-2009 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Jim, you're correct, except the model shown is a tandem model. Shorelines were made in TX, and Boston Whaler liked the design, but I don't what happened to them.

Dave, the brand new galvanized bunk supports I installed are now designed with a series of little "nubs", done so that the bunk supports mount to the edges of a channel cross member, rather than the flat side. The edges of the frame fit into the "valleys" between the nubs, thereby preventing slide-down or dropdown. With these raised nubs, they would not mate to the straight side of a channel frame, and would not grip well.

Dave Thomas posted 02-04-2009 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Thomas  Send Email to Dave Thomas     
Now it makes sense. Thanks for the explaination.
Ablewis posted 02-07-2009 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ablewis  Send Email to Ablewis     

Could you give me the width and length measurements? In other words, how long is this from the coupler to the back roller and the width from fender to fender?



Ablewis posted 02-07-2009 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ablewis  Send Email to Ablewis     
One last question. I can't tell from the picture, but is that a "swing away" tongue? Or what is that latch and chain where the tongue meets the "V" portion of the trailer?



L H G posted 02-08-2009 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Andy - I will have to measure the overall length for you, which I can do, but I would guess about 20'-6", as the trailer perfectly fit a classic 19 Outrage, which is 19'-4" overall. The overall outside width is 8'0", and I think the fenders are about 9" wide. Since this is a tilting trailer, there is a tilt latch, and the chain prevents it from over-tilting. It's a nice trailer, and it spent almost 100% of it's life in a building in Kewaunee WI, barely used, and un-used at all for the last 25 years.
That is why it is all re-built with modern equipment, new bearings and wheels, lighting, etc.

If you're interested, let me know and I will contact you by E-mail.

Ablewis posted 02-08-2009 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ablewis  Send Email to Ablewis     

If its 20' I might be interested. I should have guessed this was for the tilt mechanism. Please e-mail me. I have a '90 Montauk and this may be a little big.



L H G posted 02-10-2009 03:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Overall length of the trailer, from tip of the hitch to back of the rear crossmember keel roller is 20'-4".
jimh posted 02-13-2009 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This trailer looks so good, and it is set up so well, that it makes me want to buy another boat just so I can get this trailer under it.
L H G posted 03-18-2009 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Now that Spring is just around the corner, there must be someone looking for a nice trailer like this?
george nagy posted 03-18-2009 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Say Jim I will sell you my 1990 19' outrage to go on top of that trailer.
L H G posted 04-09-2009 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Last chance for a Whaler person to buy this keel roller trailer, before it goes up on Craigslist, where chances are it will not carry a Whaler!
dscew posted 04-10-2009 12:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
So would this trailer be gross overkill for a 74 Katama (16'7" hull)? I have a very heavy duty Shoreland'r but it's a bit ugly and I'd like a pretty one to match my pretty Whaler. Please shoot me an email, we're traveling through the Chicago area at the end of April on our way to Detroit.
Yiddil posted 04-12-2009 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I wish you had an this a better trailer than the ones BW uses now for lets say the Outrage 2004 on? How does this compare to the Karavan Tralers of today? whts the difference...????And would this fit the outrage of today?
73whaler posted 05-08-2009 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
is this trailer still for sale?, and can brakes be put on it without too much trouble? Need a trailer for my 73, 19'outrage
L H G posted 05-11-2009 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Yes, still for sale. As you know, this trailer carried a 19 Outrage, and is perfectly sized for the boat. Personally, I don't think brakes are needed for a rig this size, but I can check to see if there are units to fit the axle bearing size. The bearing buddies required on this axle are not the same as the disc brake units I am familiar with (they are larger than the 1.980 size used on most brake hubs), so I wil check further on that when I return from vacation on Thursday. A replacement axle may be required.
73whaler posted 05-13-2009 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
weighed the boat today, came in at 2840 lbs with fuel and gear, think i'm gonna look for another tandem, but thanx anyway.
L H G posted 06-24-2009 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Avoid a "Dan type" $3000 trailer nightmare and buy this trailer! You'll be way ahead.
L H G posted 08-25-2009 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Trailer is SOLD and delivered, having found a home under a nice 18 Outrage from Michigan. Thanks to both ContinuousWave and Whaler Central for bringing this sale together.

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