Joined: 29 Jul 2020 Posts: 3 City/Region: New Boston
State or Province: MI
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:28 am Post subject: C dory 22 trailer
I am looking at purchasing a C dory 22 that is in need of a dual axel trailer. What is my best bet? New , used, type of brakes? How difficult is it to convert an existing trailer. Thanks for the input.
Joined: 02 Nov 2003 Posts: 18671 City/Region: Pensacola
State or Province: FL
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: thataway
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:38 am Post subject:
There are plenty of used trailers available. Be sure that what you find has good frame, tongue, torsion or sprung Axle. You want flat bunks or rollers, not "on edge 2 -4" x 8.bunks.
Hubs, bearings wheels are relatively cheap to replace. The frame is not. Brakes--I favor disc. Best are electric over hydraulic, if you have a vehicle which supports the 6 or 7 pin electrical out put. If not you can add a break controller. First in popularity are surge brakes, with an accentuater which which slides as the tow vehicle brakes, and then put pressure in the hydraulic lines. One of two members like the "electric brakes" as used in travel trailer--these are drum brakes. In any case try and wash the trailer and brakes down with fresh water, even if it is only garden sprayer after dunking in salt water.
Craig's list, Boat Trader and similar to find used trailers. Check with nearby trailer shops-often they will have a used or trade in trailer. Just be sure it has the support for a relative flat bottom boat, and is rated for the very minimum of 5000#--5500# is better. _________________ Bob Austin
Thataway (Ex Seaweed) 2007 25 C Dory May 2018
Thisaway 2006 22' CDory November 2011 to May 2018
Caracal 18 140 Suzuki 2007 to present
Thataway TomCat 255 150 Suzukis June 2006 thru August 2011
C Pelican; 1992, 22 Cruiser, 2002 thru 2006
Frequent Sea; 2003 C D 25, 2007 thru 2009
Home port: Pensacola FL
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