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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    The final word on my trailer from Trailex was that it was out of warranty and that they were not going to do anything. That, of course, is no surprise. I've submitted my problem as a consumer complaint to the Ohio Attorney General at: http://www.ag.state.oh.us/citizen/consumer/complaints.asp...
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    I believe that the SUT-200-S is usually sold to people who don't ever trail their boats very far. For those people this trailer probably is built strong enough. Trailex advertises the SUT-200-S as being light enough to use as a dolly. You wouldn't use a dolly to trail your boat around on the...
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    Well, Carl from Trailex finally called me about the problems with my trailer. They never did answer my e-mail with the photos I sent. Last week I sent a letter to the president of the company to tell him how disappointed I was with this trailer; thus the call from Carl. According to Carl...
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    Cheaper solutions to getting my fish from trailer to the water?

    Here are photos of my homemade dolly. The wheels, the axles, the angle brackets under the bolsters and some of the other aluminum parts came from the Trailex daggerboard slot dolly that came with my boat when I bought it. A daggerboard slot dolly is a pain to use so I took it apart, used the...
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    Cheaper solutions to getting my fish from trailer to the water?

    From my experience you will need wide inflated tires for a homemade dolly to work on sand. Lawn mower wheels will work on pavement but not on sand. Harbor Freight sells some trailer dollies with wheels that should work. Go to the Harbor Freight website and search on the keywords: "pneumatic tire".
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    Hi Wavedancer. Here are my comments on your problems with the SUT-200-S: 1) Why would they locate the outer hole on the bolster support arm right at the point where the angle bracket ends below the support? If they made the angle bracket two inches longer it would provide the extra strength...
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    Thanks for your comments, Wavedancer. The bent axle is a new problem I hadn’t heard of before. It’s not surprising, though, since this trailer really does not have a suspension system. The company depends on underinflated tires and ¼” rubber pads on either side of the axle to take the place...
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    Edboat: Thanks for the suggestion. I had read the earlier thread on this problem with interest. I never had a problem with the tires being out of round. The trailer runs very smooth on smooth pavement. The problem occurs when the trailer runs over rough pavement. It bounces around, flexes...
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    I don't know what steel trailers are available these days. I had a steel trailer many years ago with my first two Sunfish. It was much heavier and it didn't bounce around very much at all. In fact it was quite stable. The light weight of the Trailex contributes to the bounce I experience...
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    Problems with the Trailex SUT-200-S

    I’ve owned the Trailex SUT-200-S for about four years. I bought it because I wanted the lightest trailer I could find due to back problems I was experiencing at the time. Plus after researching it on the internet I found a lot of people liked this trailer for Sunfish. Up to this year it has...
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    First 2008 Regatta-Midwest Region

    The first 2008 two day Sunfish regatta in the Midwest Region is coming up quickly: Hueston Sailing Association’s Redskin Regatta May 17th-18th. This annual regatta is held on Acton Lake in Hueston Woods State Park just north of Oxford, Ohio. Races will be run for Sunfish and Y-Flyer class boats...
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    First Regatta-Midwest Region

    The first 2008 two day Sunfish regatta in the Midwest Region is coming up quickly: Hueston Sailing Association’s Redskin Regatta May 17th-18th. This annual regatta is held on Acton Lake in Hueston Woods State Park just north of Oxford, Ohio. Races will be run for Sunfish and Y-Flyer class...
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    open slots to race at worlds?

    I qualified for the worlds this year. I am not going mainly due to the cost, partially due to work (I'm self employed and very busy) and partially due to other things I am taking time off from work for this summer. I plan to go to the Erie N.A.'s next year because they are close and they will...
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    returning to Sunfish racing after 20 years -- advice?

    I returned to sailing after 20 years myself five years ago. I have had a great time over the past four years racing my Sunfish. The Sunfish Bible is a great source of info. So is this forum and the FAQ and Tips and Tricks section of the International Sunfish website. So are the sunfish...
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    NOR Hueston Sailing Assoc.-Oxford, OH

    The Hueston Sailing Association has the first regatta in the Midwest Region this year on May 19th-20th. This regatta is being run together with our annual Y-Flyer Redskin Regatta. We have been sailing down here for three weeks now and the wind and weather have been great. So get the tarps off...
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