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Old 05-11-2019, 05:28 PM
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So finally I drop the boat at the shop to get it finished and painted I now I need to shop for a new trailer.

I don't trailer more than 50 miles ar one time and most will be local.

So I was thinking of a single axle with brakes with a heavy duty axle.

Or dual axle again with brakes?

What does a 20 with a 2 stroke 150 , gas, or a t-top and accessories weigh?

Go with single or dual?
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:51 PM
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Single axle is enough. Towed my 20 back and forth to Florida Keys for years (3500 miles) round trip.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:30 PM
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single will be enough, I towed a 20 seafari just fine with a single. Just get it set up right, think Owens Trailer in St Pete, and go oversize on the axle and especially the tires.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:02 PM
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I second Owens and sons and get a drop torsion axel (I think that's all they mainly use any how) They will build it to the boat vs a standard run of the mill adjustable trailer.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:31 PM
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I shopped some prices locally and all came in around +/- $3500 I have a good friend that bought Rocket trailers her in Miami and he is WAY BELOW any of these

Single axle aluminum SS everything brakes torsion spare tire boat guides etc.....
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:25 PM
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Jorge, hate to be so simplistic, but trailers are trailers. It's aluminum I-beams, normally American Rockwell torsion axles, etc. Price is where you have to get these guys to talk.

My suggestions, 1. double bend I-beam frame, 2. all SS bolts, U-bolts etc., 3. two sets of bunks, 4. if you go brakes go with Kodiak, if they only sell Tie-Down run Forrest run!!

I'm on my third trailer and my nephew just had one built from Peterson Trailers (too far for you) however he only builds top of the line, no springs, only SS bolts, steel belted tires, LED lights, etc. don't let these Miami trailer guys pull crap on you with add ons!!! For example Ameritrail Trailers, way, way, overpriced but they do a lot of advertising and what I don't like, they use Tie-Down products. Good luck!!
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for the tips. Will factor that in when. I talk the config and $$$ with them
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:47 PM
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I have a 1986 20' with a Yami 150 4-stroke. In Massachusetts we do not need brakes, but I went with a dual axle with the torsion "springs". It seemed that having two tires on each side might be beneficial if a tire blows. To me, the miles on the road for the trailer are not as hard as repeated dunkings in the salt. I travel less than a mile to the ramp but my poor trailer gets drowned ALOT. I purchased an Owens bunk trailer from FL over 10 years ago and it has held up with almost no maintenance required. I just replaced the wheel rims but that is pretty normal for galvanized rims exposed to salt. I will buy another Owens again.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:46 PM
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Hey Don, what's the beef with tie down stuff?
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:45 PM
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I've made the mistake of buying it..........junk.
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