Series 750/1000

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Ronb172
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Series 750/1000

Postby Ronb172 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:39 pm

Is 3" channel really necessary for a Squirt? Maybe I'm missing something and I don't usually question designers, but I was just wondering. I would think 2" or 2.5" would be fine.
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Re: Series 750/1000

Postby SunFun » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:31 pm

Remember that boat trailers are long without the stiffening help of sides like on a utility trailer.
The smaller channel would most likely handle the weight, but the 3in cross section helps with stiffness.

I've towed a few trailers that flex like a noodle at certain speeds. Not a good site in the mirror! :shock:
In that case your boat ends up being part of the structure.

Scott

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Re: Series 750/1000

Postby Ronb172 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:11 pm

Appreciate your input Scott. I'm going with the 3" like the plans show. I have another boat that weighs around 3600 lbs. and her trailer is 4" channel. There is flex but she still pulls well. Better safe than sorry..
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Re: Series 750/1000

Postby SunFun » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:35 am

Glad I could could help.

Many years ago I worked at a boat dealer so I had to tow all varieties of boats on all varieties of trailers...many that were way undersized.
I learned many "wrong ways" to do things at that job!


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