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Roll your Boat - All about Trailering

Mention a skipper's boat, and he or she is liable to talk about itsgraceful sheer, its quickness, the way it handles, or the clever
use of space below.

Mention a trailer, and the first thing that comes to mind is convenience. While the marina-based boat is restricted by time, distance, and the weather, a trailered boat can be transported
just about anywhere—lakes, oceans, bays, or inlets--in the span
of a weekend. Hurricane coming? Put the boat on its trailer and
head inland. Too cold? Head south.

But convenience is only part of a trailer’s appeal. When you consider the money saved on slip fees, bottom paint,
and blister repairs, it’s easy to understand why trailer boating is so popular.

Boating on a highway, like boating on the water, requires some attentiveness and know-how. That’s what this brochure is all about. Boats go aground in the water. Boats can also “go aground” on a highway. Negotiating stoplights, potholes, slick spots, and manic vacation traffic while towing a cumbersome trailer and boat takes practice.

Trailers, like boats and automobiles, require TLC to keep them rolling. But no amount of maintenance will help a trailer that is too small, or otherwise inadequate, for the boat it will be towing. The first step, then, is to choose a trailer that is most likely to get you and your boat where you want to go, despite potholes and vacation traffic.