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post #6 of Old 12-14-2003
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I have no idea how to find the right trailer for my boat!

I tried to rig up an ad-hoc trailer for another boat I had - a 19'' Pearson Resolute. The hassle and aggravation were incredible, plus the uncertainty of whether the thing would really be strong enough to support the weight (Pearson, then still in operation, had no info on the actual weight of the finished boat.) Getting a home-built trailer through the motor vehicle department is exciting enough with just the garden-variety dump-run trailer that holds 250 pounds. How much more carefully do they check out trailers that are carrying close to a thousand pounds, well up off the roadbed? Though I am sure it can and is done, after actually purchasing a used trailer to modify to fit my boat, I gave up.
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