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Boat Trailers: How can they save you money?

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Buying a proper fitting boat trailer can actually save you money! How you may ask? Many marinas and storage facilities are increasing their storage fees each year, not to mention labor fees for putting boats in the water, taking them out, or moving them around. Purchasing a properly fitting boat trailer can, over a few […]

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Powerboat Trailer Purchasing Tips

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments

 Make sure the Carry Capacity is greater than the loaded weight of the boat. Fuel is 6.2 lbs. per gallon, diesel is 7 lbs. per gallon, and water is 8 lbs. per gallon. Typically if your boat has outboard engine(s) the weight of the engine(s) are not included in the dry weight of the […]

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Sailboat Trailers: What You Need to Know Before Purchasing

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

We all know that no two products are exactly alike, especially when searching for a quality sailboat trailer. Below is some information to consider when deciding which sailboat trailer to purchase: • Determine Your Needs: Do you plan to float your sailboat on and off the trailer or do you plan to have it hoisted? […]

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Steel Boat Trailers: C Channel vs Tubing

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

At Loadmaster we only build using C Channel steel for one reason: rusting. The largest difference between C Channel and Tubing steel is that there is no way to prime or paint the inside of Tube Steel, so if moisture gets trapped inside the frame, the frame can rust from the inside out. Some people […]

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Winterizing Your Trailer

October 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I have had quite a few customers ask me lately about winterizing their boat trailer. Each trailer requires different service so I recommend contacting the manufacturer of your boat trailer. Some manufacturers prefer you to block up your trailer or remove the wheels, where others (like ours) do not require either. Check your manual or […]

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