Boat Trailer Info

Our BOAT TRAILER PLANS feature the most modern, up-to-date, and technologically advanced features available to give you a boat trailer that’s equal or superior to those you can buy. Created by designer, Ken Hankinson, long associated with TRAILERBOATS Magazine as columnist and contributing editor, he knows boats AND boat trailers inside out. Each plan includes a comprehensive ILLUSTRATED MANUAL detailing all aspects of the project for QUICK & EASY assembly by anyone who can weld steel.

These BOAT TRAILER PLANS cover the latest in axles, wheels, hubs, brakes, suspension systems, tires, couplers, welded steel frame details, hull support systems, jackstands, and more! All parts and materials specified are standard items readily available anywhere. If you can weld or know someone who can, you can save big bucks. Best of all, you’ll get an all-welded steel framed boat trailer EXACTLY the way you want it to suit your boat EXACTLY! Plans are also suitable to existing boats if you know its size and weight. NOTE: Trailer plans assume the national legal trailering width of 8’6″.

SERIES 750/1000 To 750-1000 lbs. 11′-16′ Any 1
SERIES 1200/1800 1200-1800 lbs. 15′-19′ Any 1
SERIES 2300/2800 2300-2800 lbs. 16′-22′ Any 1 or 2
SERIES 2900/3800 2900-3800 lbs. 17′-23′ Any 1 or 2
SERIES 5000/6000 5000-6000 lbs. 18′-26′ Any 2 or 3
SERIES 7000/10000 7000-10,000 lbs. 23′-33′ Any 2 or 3
SERIES 2000/3800-PC 2000-3800 lbs. 18′-26′ Twin Hulls/Pontoons 1 or 2
SERIES 4000/6000-PC 4000-6000 lbs. 22′-30′ Twin Hulls/Pontoons 2 or 3
CANOE/KAYAK TRAILER To 1000 lbs. For single or multiple canoes or kayaks Single
*HUCK FINN TRAILER Fits All Versions Single or dual
*SUPER HUCK TRAILER Fits all 8′ Beam Versions Dual or triple
*Note: The Huck Finn and Super Huck are pontoon boat plans. See the Houseboat pages for information on these designs.


Trailer Weight Estimates

Use this chart to approximate the weight of a typical boat trailer. These figures are based on a comparison of manufactured trailers and not on any specific Glen-L trailer model.

1000 lbs. 1 15'4" 62" 295 lbs.
1500 lbs. 1 15'4" 62" 305 lbs.
2000 lbs. 1 17'2" 88" 492 lbs.
2450 lbs. 1 18'2" 96" 522 lbs.
2999 lbs. 1 18'2" 96" 625 lbs.
3500 lbs. 1 19'8" 96" 677 lbs.
5000 lbs. 1 20'8" 96" 933 lbs.
7000 lbs. 1 27'9" 96" 1512 lbs.