My trailer has reached the end of its life and wondering where I can get a inexpensive trailer. Have looked at EZ and they don't make a cat trailer. Not sure where to turn. Any help would be much appreciated!
Most new cat trailers are over $1000 these days. Your best bet is a used steel trailer for $300-400. I have a bolt together Trailex aluminum for sale for $1000 (new over $2000), but unbolting it & shipping would be $300. Try a Hobie dealer in Houston if there is such an animal left. Pete
look for local sail shops, they may have some in back - ask if you can post a index card on their bulletin board ,
look at local fliers, people advertise used (trashed) catamarans ... throw out the boat, keep the trailer
find local cat clubs, ask if you can post a index card on their bulletin board
look or post on line, craigslist, ebay? etc
Hi I had a friendly neighbor who gave me his old '59 Elgin Motor boat trailer when his boat had rotted out. He took me next door to my other neighbor who was a notary to sign over the title-one of the hardest things about trailers is getting a clear title. I bought tow 2" square box beams just long enough for the cat at my local steel supplier and used 2 new and 2 recycled rollers from the old motor boat. My trailer cost under $200 at the time. Get creative- a cat doesn't weigh much and many utility trailers will work-you can use a couple of pieces of pvc pipe to roll it a short distance and keep the trailer dry. Make sure you have the correct lighting if you're driving after dark- you may need lights at the middle of the back and sides of the trailer. There are lots of LED trailer lights now that don't take much power.
i have one listed on this very website:
this carried a nacra 5.8 before i bought it and it came from the dallas area.
not sure what you mean by 'bolt-together'? mine bolts and u-bolts together.
i'm 640 miles from you.
Aquacat 12 (sold)...'87 Nacra 5.8 (sold)...'03 Nacra Inter18 (sold)
Venture 15 (sold)....'89 Nacra 5.8 (sold)...'91 Nacra 5.8NA (sold)
'99 Nacra Inter20 (sold)
or you can buy a cheap bolt-together trailer from Harbor Freight.....
and then of course there is Northern Tool also......
Just remember that you will have to modify the tongue/hitch area by quite a bit,(unless you are buying a Hobie Bravo or Wave) it will be way to short. Then you will have to splice the wiring harness, & fabricate a mast stand
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