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Re: I'm in love, Nor'sea 27 &quot;Seven&quot; for sale
Yes, I've been working on a custom trailer design, in case I go that route.
Based on a high-lift suspension, two 7K# axles.
Most configurations make use of a low-COG drop-floor in the center with storage boxes around the lower outside.
In that mode can accommodate a full-keel boat up to 30', vehicle transport, "land yacht" living pod slides right on, and will both carry an empty 20' conex and also fit inside one.
The structural "cage frame" riding the main chassis rails can be flipped over, so what was the low-clearance floor underside becomes a full-width deck-over flat bed, with 20" ground clearance, capable of off-road hauling, whatever the truck can handle.
Without that framing, stripped down for carrying a heavy keel boat (the heaviest possible load of course), hoping to get the TARE weight under 2K#lb, so actual load capacity is well over 11K#
Would love to do it in aluminum for the heavy framing bits, mostly bolted for flexibility, but of course the core wheel/suspension assemblies will be steel, maybe Kodiak's Dacromet coating for resisting salt-water corrosion.
All that said, if I can pick up a used boat trailer capable of hauling the Nor'sea for say $1,500 then that's the way to go for now, design the living pod to ride on that.
Last edited by john61ct; 05-14-2018 at 11:44 PM.