Monday, April 10, 2006

More pictures of an Etchells sailboat trailer

Pretty soon we're going to have to get a trailer of our own for Carol Anne's new-to-her boat, the International Etchells (USA 125) Black Magic. As a starting point, we can look at the construction of the trailer that Carol Anne borrowed to tow her boat from Ventura, California, to Elephant Butte Lake. (And you could even ask her about the white bundles she nearly ran over in the middle of the night in Arizona.) What do you think of this trailer? We'll likely go with tandem drop-axles instead of a single and want to attach some sort of climbing ladder to the front of the trailer. What else might work?

View of front of trailer.

View of trailer from left front.

Left side of trailer.
Left rear of trailer.

2 Comments:

At 8:36 PM, April 18, 2006, Blogger Andrew said...

planks to walk on while the trailer is in the water. Those thin rails can get slippery. Maybe flat top fenders to stand on. Recessed lighting or guards for the lights. All this from experience

 
At 11:08 AM, April 19, 2006, Blogger Pat said...

Yep, flat top fender make sense; that's what the trailer we borrowed had. But I'm not sure about walking on the trailer when it's in five feet to seven feet of water!

 

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