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dinghy trailers?!?

I have a 8' 4" fiberglass/lapstrake sailing dinghy with a full keel and need a trailer ( don't ask about rooftop transport, it's long painful story involving an Xterra's roof rack height and width.. ; )

a web search reveals that although UK sailors seem to have options, US sailors really don't. Any ideas or recommendations? I intend to use the trailer to bring the dinghy to fresh water lakes in the area to teach my 6 year old son sailing. Being able to launch the dinghy from trailer by hand would be a plus.

or am I gonna have to get myself an old pickup too?
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I have a (ugh) jetski trailor, that was set up for my 2003 WM RIB 10'2". It's just 2 bunger boards and the dingy just slides on and off. The trailor is just a little longer than the dingy but it travels really nice behind my 2000 Subaru Outback wagon, best vehicle I've ever owned. You probably could buy a cheaper set up from Wally Mart or harbour freight and set it up for you boats design. Good luck
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You could always get the back end of a pickup truck from a junkyard and make it into a trailer.. But you might be a redneck if you do that.
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You could always get the back end of a pickup truck from a junkyard and make it into a trailer.. But you might be a redneck if you do that.
Ouch, you hit close to home. I grew up in Michigan, we're all red necks underneath our blue collars....
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