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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:35 am 
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Hey all,

Since I have decided to build a Malahini I would like to know the overall length of the Glen-L 1000 series trailer I would like to build for it. What would be even better is if someone has one with a Malahini and can give me overall length of boat and trailer combined so I can be sure it will fit in my garage. I want to ensure I will not need a swing away tongue or similar. My garage will be 24' feet from front to back.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:49 am 
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John,

I'll stick a tape measure to mine when I get home.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:56 am 
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Cool thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Okay, to start off, I don't have a Glen-L trailer but the idea should be the same. My garage is 19' 6" deep (yep, not deep). The boat is about 16' according to the plans and mine is right at that. Mine sits flush to the back of the trailer...not counting the motor since it is currently hanging from the ceiling being repainted. I have 1' clearance at the stern and 6" at the tongue. With the motor on I can get it in at an angle (taking up two of the three parking spaces). The motor takes up another 2'...again approximately. I'm going to install a folding tongue to add about a 1' to increase the total length but will reduce the length 1' when folded so the boat will fit straight in with the motor on. So net net I'll end up with about 3" at each end. With your deeper garage a 19' trailer would still fit even adding 2' for the motor and you'll still have room to spare.

Man I wish my garage was as deep as yours!

A big advantage to building your own trailer is you can customize it for you. I've got the trailer plans and may still do that some day. But for now I've got a trailer that gets me here and there.

Best of luck and keep us posted with progress!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:07 am 
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John,

Just bought a trailer for my Malahini. It's 19'8" long, and my garage is 19'7" long :lol:

However, I have 36" of straight tounge before it 'Y's out. So I will be installing a Fulton Fold Away bracket, and figure I can swing away about 30" of that front tounge. That being said, once the motor is on, I figure I may still need to go in at an angle to fit it in the garage. Maybe not, but it will certainly be tight...

As far as the trailer goes, personally, I can't weld, and don't really know anyone who I would ask to weld it all up for me, so the choice was easy... buy a used trailer.

You may be much more adept at welding, I don't know, but many people have found good trailers used, for less than the cost of the raw materials to build one.

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