The weight of a trailer - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-07-2012
SPC SPC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SPC is on a distinguished road
The weight of a trailer

Please tell me about your trailer and its weight.

Personally, I want to know the weight of a trailer for a 26 foot sail boat with one axle made of steel -- the trailer has one axle and is made of steel.

However, other people would probably appreciate hearing the weight of your trailer, if you know it, along with a few details about the trailer: material, axles, length. Please describe your trailer and its weight to help people interpolate the likely weight of the trailer they need.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-07-2012
benjmin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
benjmin is on a distinguished road
Re: The weight of a trailer

My trailer is huge! Custom made for my sailboat by Triad Trailers in Raleigh NC

It weighs close to 4000 lbs. It is galvanized steel obviously.

You can see pictures of it and of it being built in my profile.
It is in the album labeled step 2.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-07-2012
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,587
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 9
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Re: The weight of a trailer

Trailers of that style, will be in the 750-1200 lb range, as typically, the axel is not rated for more than 3500 lbs total on it, add in some hitch wt, and you have a max 4000 or so lbs the trailer could weigh with a boat. A double axel, potentially with 2 6K axels, could be in the 2-4K range empty, with the ability to handle a pretty heavy boat.

Marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-07-2012
AllThumbs's Avatar
midlife crisis member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 955
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 6
AllThumbs is on a distinguished road
Re: The weight of a trailer

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPC View Post
Please tell me about your trailer and its weight.

Personally, I want to know the weight of a trailer for a 26 foot sail boat with one axle made of steel -- the trailer has one axle and is made of steel.

However, other people would probably appreciate hearing the weight of your trailer, if you know it, along with a few details about the trailer: material, axles, length. Please describe your trailer and its weight to help people interpolate the likely weight of the trailer they need.
Most if not all trailers for a 26 foot boat will be two axles.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailer Tongue Weight and Sway PaulTV General Discussion (sailing related) 9 03-21-2011 08:44 AM
Boat + Trailer Weight nksmfamjp Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 08-22-2007 10:12 PM
trailer sailor towing weight comparison chart? arbarnhart Boat Review and Purchase Forum 14 07-26-2007 12:22 AM
Trailer Tongue Weight and Sway PaulTV Gear & Maintenance 4 12-27-2001 09:46 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012