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Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby RedfireSVT » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:54 am

i am looking for a tandem axle trailer for my 16ft boat. i have to load and unload dry most of the time so i want something with a low profile and rollers so i can just push the boat off the trailer and drive it back on easily. can anyone recommend a trailer builder or know where i could find one like what i described? preferably in texas. thanks!
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby jrlyles » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:21 am

Try Dakota Airboats.Chris Carhart does nice work.his # will be on here.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby Deano » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:23 am

In Texas, ? No, sorry I can't.

Otherwise, PM Smuggler on here.
He is in Brooksville which is half a day closer than S Florida.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby PM » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:23 am

321 863 2312

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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby harsensmarshrat » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:15 pm

Chris Chardt (321) 863-2312. He builds a good trailer.

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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby Prototype » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:42 pm

Try American Airboats in TX if your looking for local. Cliff at B&S does a real good job "352-591-2161" and I know he sends a lot of trailers out to all over the place.
Most all can do the rear rollers if that's what you meant? Never seen a full roller trailer under a airboat hull though? 16' and with ease and tandem is going to cost you for dry on/off. Hope you have a budget of 4k at least for alum in that spec.

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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby farmboy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:54 pm

Don't know any thing about trailer builders in Texas but B&S Trailers here in Florida builds a very nice trailer. I'm very happy with mine!
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby RedfireSVT » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:18 am

Prototype wrote:Try American Airboats in TX if your looking for local. Cliff at B&S does a real good job "352-591-2161" and I know he sends a lot of trailers out to all over the place.
Most all can do the rear rollers if that's what you meant? Never seen a full roller trailer under a airboat hull though? 16' and with ease and tandem is going to cost you for dry on/off. Hope you have a budget of 4k at least for alum in that spec.


i've seen several all roller trailers, they make it much easier on the hull and the owner when loading and unloading dry. looking at the b & s website i see they offer an all roller. i figured between $3-$4k.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby Deano » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:57 pm

I would caution you against using an 'all roller' trailer.
Just because you see them and they make them doesn't mean that you want one, especially for an airboat.

Obviously the severity will depend on the strength of the hull, but over time the weight of the boat (and all its equipment) can deform the hull where the rollers are. This can be minimized a little bit by taking great care to place every roller under a frame member of the boat. Doing so may or may not prevent an undesirable result. Here again it depends on the boat and how well it was engineered; a very unnecessary risk in my opinion.

This is why most airboat trailers have bunks directly underneath the main stringers which support the weight of the engine and the bulk of the rigging, etc.. Even better would be to have additional bunks under additional stringers. This provides a flat straight surface to evenly support the boat's weight while it is on the trailer. Keeping the bottom of an airboat hull straight and true is of paramount importance.

If you are hesitant to believe this, witness the fact that a hull will develop a "hook" when the bunks don't go all the way back to the transom of the boat. This is probably the most common reason for a hull to end up with this condition. On that note, bear in mind that after the boat is loaded, it needs to be beyond the roller(s) and sitting flat on the bunks for the reasons already mentioned.

If your concern is ease of dry loading, all you need is a roller(s) at the rear of the trailer and put polymer on the bunks. I don't recommend this but it would ease power loading to the front of the trailer and pushing it off as well. Better strap him on good, because it will come off just as easily. :shock:
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby Muddyduck » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-c3iJUf0Y

I like the one in this video
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby RedfireSVT » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:04 pm

Muddyduck wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-c3iJUf0Y

I like the one in this video

awesome. your post was absolutely pointless.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby scrambletown » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:15 pm

RedfireSVT wrote:
Muddyduck wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-c3iJUf0Y

I like the one in this video

awesome. your post was absolutely pointless.

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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby RedfireSVT » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:20 pm

scrambletown wrote:
RedfireSVT wrote:
Muddyduck wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-c3iJUf0Y

I like the one in this video

awesome. your post was absolutely pointless.

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yep it was....
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as impressive as this is, you still need more smilies.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby K-mac » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:09 pm

Seems half the people I know in Texas claim to be welders, You shouldn't have to look too far.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby Muddyduck » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:33 pm

Don't really see what is pointless about a video showing a trailer that you can use to load/unload dry but maybe I am not as smart as you two geniuses. Either way you can shove your smiles where the sun don't shine.
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Re: Looking for a custom built trailer

Postby aherr520 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:05 pm

K-mac wrote:Seems half the people I know in Texas claim to be welders, You shouldn't have to look too far.

everyone I meet is a welder here in Fl :lol:
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