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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:02 am 
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I think we're going forward with the 17T, now I need to figure out what to do about the trailer. I looked at the one from Hobie and though it seems very nice, it's also almost 2K. That seems like at least twice as much as I should need to pay to trailer a <300 pound boat. I know a lot of PA 12 and 14 people modify jet ski trailers, but the 17T looks to be a bit long for those (and I don't weld). Same with the Harbor Freight option, 17T looks too long.

What are other options?

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Lee!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:46 pm 
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meobeou wrote:
I think we're going forward with the 17T, now I need to figure out what to do about the trailer. I looked at the one from Hobie and though it seems very nice, it's also almost 2K. That seems like at least twice as much as I should need to pay to trailer a <300 pound boat. I know a lot of PA 12 and 14 people modify jet ski trailers, but the 17T looks to be a bit long for those (and I don't weld). Same with the Harbor Freight option, 17T looks too long.

What are other options?

Thanks
Lee!


Lee,

I was in your shoes (kind-of) not that long ago with a 14' PA and 13' Revo. I also didn't know how to weld. If you go the route of buying a beat up trailer or a fixer-upper off Craigslist etc. then you can make it work and learn to weld on a relatively low budget. Even if you don't want to weld, there are shops that could do some small jobs at a fair price. What I would do is find a trailer that would work for a 14' and then cut the the tongue and extend it as needed (welding and grade 8 bolts).

-Roy

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