Can anyone recommendation a place(s) to get the boat weighed?
Local truck stop can.
They say that life's a carousel - spinning fast, you've got to ride it well.
If there’s been no issues in 21 years “1999 Trailer” then I wouldn't image future problems. That said, if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it.
My dad had a 192 on a single axle shorelander. I never thought it was enough trailer for the boat. Trailer upkeep was the main reason he got rid of it. Twice he had bearings freeze up on the way to a fishing trip and we serviced them every year. I think dealers put the minimum trailer under the boat to keep cost down. When you factor in fuel, fishing and safety equipment, coolers etc., I would lean toward dual with heavier weight rating for piece of mind. His first Grady had a dual trailer and one of the axles feel out while he was parking it,but was still able to park it. I would also recommend a bunk trailer if you have decent ramps.
Last edited by catfish621; 03-02-2020 at 11:20 AM.
Hi Justin - My main question was whether to stay with a single axle or upgrade to a tandem. Given most responses, it looks like a tandem axle trailer would be better suited for my boat. Sean
After more research and much gnashing of teeth, its looking like we're gonna go with an EZ Loader tandem trailer rated at 4000#. Rollers. Disc breaks on one axle. Radial tires and LED lights. As was suggested earlier, Tri State Marine has the know how and the facilities to do the job so they'll get our business.
Have 1 Q:
- The trailer comes with an oil bath lube system for the wheel bearings. I'm only familiar with the "Bearing Buddy" type bearing protection. Anyone familiar with the oil bath? Better or worse than the bearing buddies?
I’m about where you are with the decision. I’m torn between the rollers or bunks on the same trailer you referenced. I will send you a pm with some additional details I have discovered in my research.
Oil bath are fine. There's good and bad with both grease and oil. That said , It's nice to just look at the oil level and know you are ok!
Look on e bay one to fit ur boat now 3 k PA.