Trailer suggestions for FS17

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Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by joe2700 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:48 am

I'm ready to move my boat from cradle to trailer and having some trouble finding option for a boat this small. The local places don't have any so want to have some trailer models in mind I can call around looking for. What trailer models are people running for an FS17 or similar? I tow with a small car so the lighter the trailer the better.

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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by silentneko » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:25 am

I'm reusing my old continental tilt trailer, but every major manufacturer has them small enough. Or you can order a bolt together trailer online. I think EZ loader has kits still.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by joe2700 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm

EZ loader seems to have a decent galvanized option in that size. I was really hoping to go aluminum for corrosion resistance but their aluminum trailer in that length is much higher capacity(and heavier). Maybe just need to go galvanized.

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Post by Cbuf » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:39 pm

I just got lucky. I found one of these before it sold. This is a galvanized trailer from escort. It is 1982 and it still looks great. No rust. I paid 300 for it this morning. 17 feet from rear bunk to bump stop. 24" between the rails..6'3" between the tires.

Look for one of these. Generally found under old bayliners.

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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by Reid » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:55 am

joe2700,

I'm not sure where you are located but we (Boat Builder Central) have started working with Float-On Trailers out of Vero Beach, FL. When I went to find a nice aluminum trailer for my FS18 I was having a lot trouble. The stock continental trailers were way too wide for the narrow beam of the FS18. Also, with our boats being so light they simply don't require these heavy trailers that production boats require. Float-On made me a custom trailer for the FS18. I simply sent them the plans/specs of the boat and they came back with a great trailer that fit beautifully! There trailers are aluminum I-beam with torsion axles, all stainless steel hardware, and LED lighting. They have made us a distributor of their trailers so we can offer them to our builders. The only down side is you would have to come to Ft. Pierce, FL to pick it up.
Here is a photo of the trailer for the FS18.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by Capt UB » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:58 am

Reid wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:55 am
joe2700,

I'm not sure where you are located but we (Boat Builder Central) have started working with Float-On Trailers out of Vero Beach, FL. When I went to find a nice aluminum trailer for my FS18 I was having a lot trouble. The stock continental trailers were way too wide for the narrow beam of the FS18. Also, with our boats being so light they simply don't require these heavy trailers that production boats require. Float-On made me a custom trailer for the FS18. I simply sent them the plans/specs of the boat and they came back with a great trailer that fit beautifully! There trailers are aluminum I-beam with torsion axles, all stainless steel hardware, and LED lighting. They have made us a distributor of their trailers so we can offer them to our builders. The only down side is you would have to come to Ft. Pierce, FL to pick it up.
Here is a photo of the trailer for the FS18.
Feel free to call me with any questions, 772-742-8535.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by joe2700 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:14 pm

Reid wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:55 am
joe2700,

I'm not sure where you are located but we (Boat Builder Central) have started working with Float-On Trailers out of Vero Beach, FL. When I went to find a nice aluminum trailer for my FS18 I was having a lot trouble. The stock continental trailers were way too wide for the narrow beam of the FS18. Also, with our boats being so light they simply don't require these heavy trailers that production boats require. Float-On made me a custom trailer for the FS18. I simply sent them the plans/specs of the boat and they came back with a great trailer that fit beautifully! There trailers are aluminum I-beam with torsion axles, all stainless steel hardware, and LED lighting. They have made us a distributor of their trailers so we can offer them to our builders. The only down side is you would have to come to Ft. Pierce, FL to pick it up.
Here is a photo of the trailer for the FS18.
Feel free to call me with any questions, 772-742-8535.
-Reid
Thanks Reid, that service is exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately the 21 hour trip nonstop in each direction is a bit of a deterrent. If anyone knows of a similar service in the northeast let me know!

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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by Reid » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:15 am

joe2700,

Sorry, I should have realized you were in MA. I know that Float-On will ship their trailers but have no idea what the cost would be. I would imagine you would be looking in the $500+ range.

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Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

Post by joe2700 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:37 pm

Reid wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:15 am
joe2700,

Sorry, I should have realized you were in MA. I know that Float-On will ship their trailers but have no idea what the cost would be. I would imagine you would be looking in the $500+ range.

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Could still be worth it. If I wanted to get a quote should I email you or them directly, since I'd need it shipped?

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