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Boat Trailering Guys:,
The trailer that I am looking to purchase has two almost vertical boards in place of the typical four flat mounted boards as support for the boat. They are ajustable. I could send a picture but you do not support attachments. Are two boards sufficient to support the boat? Bob Kopicki
Answered on: 4/2007
The answer begins with your boat. Can its weight be supported by the bunks (I am guessing these are the "boards" to which you refer)? (1) If this is a new trailer, the manufacturer can tell you if the trailer can handle the bunk placement and boat weight. In fact, the dealer should be able to give an answer as well. (2) Now we move to the trailer. We are fortunate because there is a conversation taking place between boat trailer manufacturers and boat manufacturers about the very question you are asking (this didn't happen in the past). Once again, the dealer that handles the trailer you are considering should be able to provide an answer that will work for for you. I am answering this way only because you haven't said what kind of boat and what kind of trailer is involved. The answer rests with the dealer and it should be relatively easy for them to assist. You need to prove them with the weight of the boat (including fuel tank and water tank capacity) and the length of the boat and the beam.
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