New AD14 build

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waytootall
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Re: New AD14 build

Post by waytootall » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:34 am

I am starting to look forward to getting the boat to the water this summer, so I need a trailer. Shopping around I see most trailers are for larger boats. Do you think I could use a jetski trailer for a 14' boat?

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Re: New AD14 build

Post by gonandkarl » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:38 am

Hi,
A Jetski trailer will be a bit to short but try to get the smallest boat trailer available. I got mine which is for a boat length of 4.50 metre and 450 kg ( 992 pounds ) gross weight . The trailer weighs 125 kg ( 275 pounds ) and this leaves me 325 kg ( 716 pounds ) for the AD14 which is a bit more than our boats weight per plan. The trailer is unbraked and is rather basic with one keel roller and 2 double weel rollers near the end and therefore I will have to modify it with 2 bunks. If you should tow the boat frequently further than 100 miles I would advise you to get something like my trailer but with double the capacity and maybe with brakes. I will tow my Adelie approximately 30 - 40 miles to nearby lakes and therefore I think a 1000 pound gross weight trailer is fine for me.

Here it is originally bought for the row boat and the Adelie :

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In the meantime I have used it also for the FS13 :

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Make your decision depending on the distance you will be towing and if you want to push the trailer over a slip into the water to float the boat. I do not think this is possible with a Jetski trailer.
Greetings from Karl
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