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Trailers #81010
07/26/06 12:30 PM
07/26/06 12:30 PM
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Northfield Mn
Karl_Brogger Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
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Who makes a decent aluminum trailer? I've got a trailex, and I'm not real happy with it.


I'm boatless.
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Re: Trailers [Re: Karl_Brogger] #81011
07/27/06 08:32 AM
07/27/06 08:32 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 33
Oklahoma City, OK
alan_ellis Offline
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Oklahoma City, OK
I've checked around lately. Most Hobie dealers will sell a galvanized trailer separately without the boat. I've found them from $1100 to $1300.


H16 - 2005 Ventura Nationals Boat #21 www.JackieandAlan.com
Re: Trailers [Re: Karl_Brogger] #81012
07/27/06 02:11 PM
07/27/06 02:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 306
St. Louis, MO
hobienick Offline
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St. Louis, MO
The only people I know of with Al trailers lasting a long time are Trailex. I love mine. I've had it for 3 years and no problems.


Nick

Current Boat
Looking for one

Previous Boats
'84 H16
'82 H18 Magnum
'74 Pearson 30
St. Louis, MO
Re: Trailers [Re: hobienick] #81013
07/27/06 06:08 PM
07/27/06 06:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 152
Central Texas
yoh Offline
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Central Texas
Hmmm if you do not like the trailex trailer you probably will hate the alternatives!
I typically see two types of steel based trailers - both types are available in galvanized and painted. Magic tilt is the most commen one - it is a pretty corse construction - bolted together with U bolts and other hardware. I forgot the name of the other model, but it looks a lot alike - just the mast support looks different and it does not have a tilt function (is useless anyway).
If you do not like your trailex trailer I trade you!

Patrick


Patrick, Hobie 16 '85
Re: Trailers [Re: hobienick] #81014
07/28/06 10:23 PM
07/28/06 10:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
Karl_Brogger Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
Karl_Brogger  Offline OP
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Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
My Trailex cam with my 85' H16. I didn't pay much for it and I'm thankfull for that. When you grab ahold of one of the hulls and move it laterally the whole mess moves, alot. I want to add a deck underneath the boat for storing gear, and a set of beach wheels, plus it would be nice to have a good footing when launching. I really don't think it would be wise to double stack on it. And it's way too short. There should be another foot of distance between the rollers, and possibly another three feet added to the tounge so I can slide the mast further forward when towing with an SUV. There is a number of places that have been welded/repaired by the previous owner, and I'm about to have the tounge repair where the trailer couple connects to the toung (it is starting to rip apart in the channel of the extrusion). Frustrating!!!


I'm boatless.
Re: Trailers [Re: Karl_Brogger] #81015
07/30/06 05:20 PM
07/30/06 05:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,884
Detroit, MI
mbounds Offline
Pooh-Bah
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Posts: 1,884
Detroit, MI
Sounds like your Trailex is just old. Aluminum trailers don't rust out like most steel trailers do - they just vibrate themselves to pieces and get loose.

The Trailex model you have sounds like the original H-16 model which is small and not very stiff to begin with. The newer versions are beefier.

Re: Trailers [Re: Karl_Brogger] #81016
08/08/06 09:55 AM
08/08/06 09:55 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,187
38.912, -95.37
_flatlander_ Offline
old hand
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Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,187
38.912, -95.37
Carl,

Check out this post.

http://www.catsailor.com/forums/sho...35&an=0&page=1#Post82635

Nice to put a face with a name at the NCAC's (and SWEET boat!).

Are you going to the Division 7 Championships? If so, we'll see you there.

Regards

Last edited by flatlander18; 08/08/06 09:56 AM.

John H16, H14
Re: Trailers [Re: _flatlander_] #81017
08/13/06 03:19 PM
08/13/06 03:19 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
Karl_Brogger Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
Karl_Brogger  Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
I'm planning on being at the Division Championships. I got myself back into 1st place in 16B, so I've got to defend that. Shouldn't you change your name to "Flatlander 20"?


I'm boatless.
Re: Trailers [Re: Karl_Brogger] #81018
08/14/06 11:35 AM
08/14/06 11:35 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Clinton Lake, Kansas
flatlander Offline
stranger
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Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
Clinton Lake, Kansas
Defend? I thought a 1st place B fleet finish at the NCAC was grounds for "Welcome to A fleet"?

How's this? We'll drop the number altogether. Just in case we get frustrated and drag the 16 out of retirement. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


John H20 532

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