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Offline Marine40

My first new trailer.
« on: March 14, 2019, 04:35:48 PM »
All of my trailers through my life have been used, so at my old age I deserve the good life of a new trailer!

I introduce my roadrunner to the group!
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Dbobby23

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 04:46:17 PM »
Congratulations. I own what’s looks to be the same trailer new 3 years ago. Only difference i have all bunks. I’m curious if your hunter will fit right on with this setup without adjustments or trailer fenders to high. With my bunks adjusted all the way up my hunter still was riding on the fenders so I had to cut the fenders down 2 inches.
1983 seahunter
2004 yamaha f8
2007 yamaha f60 efi

Offline Marine40

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 04:51:53 PM »
Oh boy.......I have not picked it up yet. I just got the call that it has arrived.

Can you add a picture so I can see what you had to change.
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Dbobby23

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 05:44:56 PM »
I had to lower the fenders and raise up my bunks to the highest adjustment. As you can see the hunter hangs over the fenders. If I can remember right I took 1 inch off both sides. Drilled new holes and barely mounted them back on. In the beginning I had serious issues with this trailer but like I said before I love it now. If the stock lights are not Led they are most likely junk like I got. I replaced with led and they are still going strong after 3 years.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:01:07 PM by Dbobby23 »
1983 seahunter
2004 yamaha f8
2007 yamaha f60 efi

Offline Marine40

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 06:07:50 PM »
Thank you for the heads up on this. I sure was hoping this was going to be simple. Where did you get the trailer?  Is it the #2300 model?

I am getting mine up at Master Marine up in Mt Vernon. I have not spoken to them yet but i hope that if modifications need to take place they can do them.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:37:40 PM by Marine40 »
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Dbobby23

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 06:46:34 PM »
Yes 2300 lb model from cjs marine.  Make sure to ask the dealer if they inspected the trailer, nuts, bolts, lights and wheel bearing. If it were me again I would bring my socket set to make sure the nuts and bolts are tight myself. Before you start cutting, I would do some measuring. Your trailer could be wide enough between the fenders or sit high enough on that setup.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:56:11 PM by Dbobby23 »
1983 seahunter
2004 yamaha f8
2007 yamaha f60 efi

Offline Marine40

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 07:56:07 PM »
I believe my boat will sit on top of the fenders.
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Dbobby23

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 08:27:02 PM »
Looks to be same measurement as my trailer between the fenders. What I don’t understand is overall width is 95 inches? My overall width is around 85 inches
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 08:31:33 PM by Dbobby23 »
1983 seahunter
2004 yamaha f8
2007 yamaha f60 efi

Offline Marine40

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 08:54:18 PM »
Do I see 78" on your outside?
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Dbobby23

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 05:30:46 AM »
The way i took the photo it’s hard to tell. More like 83-85
1983 seahunter
2004 yamaha f8
2007 yamaha f60 efi

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 06:22:10 AM »
   It might simply be easier to go with a wider trailer.  For my 16 SC, I went with the EZ Loader 15-18 2800# as opposed to the 14-18 model.  The difference in measurements between fenders is 73" for the smaller vs. 79" for the larger.  My boat sits between the fenders and a bit lower as a result.  Also, it has 14" tires instead of the 13" on the smaller trailer.......another plus in my book. 

   Not sure if it's still available, but my EZ Loader catalog shows a 15-18 2350# model that is 79" between fenders with 14" tires.  Might be a good alternative.  The overall width of these wider models is listed at 96".


Yat
Dear Arima:  How about simply stretching the Sea Hunter 5", to be a full 15 feet? 

16 SC/Honda 60

Offline Fisherdv

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 06:47:53 AM »
I would also look into an EZ loader trailer. The 2100# model should be fine. 2 bunks only, no rollers. I believe that model comes with a 3700# axle. Atleast mine does.
2018 Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 08:32:52 AM »
   Yeah, we shouldn't dismiss those with a preference for bunks.  Looking at my catalog, the smallest single axle bunk trailer that would probably fill the bill appears to be the 15-18  2350#.  It's 79" between fenders and has the 14" tires.  They list a 2100#, but it's 73" between fenders with 13" tires.  Keep in mind.....this info is from my 2002 EZ Loader catalog.  It could very well be their specs have changed since then.  That aside, getting a sufficient amount of width between fenders would be top priority with me. 


Yat
Dear Arima:  How about simply stretching the Sea Hunter 5", to be a full 15 feet? 

16 SC/Honda 60

Offline Marine40

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2019, 08:33:43 AM »
I would love a wide trailer but unfortunately I have a 93" garage door. My only options are to go skinny trailer.
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2019, 09:05:32 AM »
   Yeeowzer!  That "is" narrow.  I'm assuming that door could have started at 96" and simply been narrowed-down by virtue of the installation of jamb and closer trim.   Anyhow...….looking at the trailer specs once again, it appears most of the EZ Loader trailers that would accommodate your boat are 90" wide.  Goes without saying, you'll obviously have to be careful navigating that opening. 

Yat
Dear Arima:  How about simply stretching the Sea Hunter 5", to be a full 15 feet? 

16 SC/Honda 60

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: My first new trailer.
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 11:03:57 AM »
My boat sits above the fenders because I have a tight spot to park next to the house. I just needed a slightly longer tongue to launch/retrieve without getting my tires wet. My Pacific trailer is welded, so there is no adjustment.  So I bought a long hitch ball mount which works great.

Your trailer looks like it has a nice long tongue.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."