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Trailer, maybe also a dolly

Goodbar

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State
VIRGINIA
City
Fredericksburg
I dragged out a Sunfish from under my in-laws' deck after 25+ years of sitting and confirmed that it still floats and sails. I'd like to be able to take it to the larger lake nearby, so am looking for a way to trailer it. I would also like to store it on the trailer rather than in the dirt as before. It appears that some of the trailering solutions include a dolly, which would ease launching at the lake the boat lives on. However, this is an old boat in fair condition — I'm hoping to find an inexpensive trailer setup until it becomes clear whether my kids are really interested in sailing.

Thanks for considering!
 

Alan Glos

Active Member
Consider a Harbor Freight store trailer. With their usual 20% off coupons, you can often get one for about $300. Two of my friends have them and like them.

Alan Glos
Cazenvoia, NY
 

Alan Glos

Active Member
HF used to sell a nice boat trailer for up a 15' boat., Maybe they don't sell them anymore.

Alan Glos
 

signal charlie

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Check your local sporting goods store for a 14 foot jon boat trailer.

We sell Dynamic Dollies, free shipping. $495 USD. Send us a PM if interested.

Zip on Dynamic dolly wood Sunfish.JPG

 

Goodbar

New Member
Thanks for these ideas. I'm keeping an eye out for used PWC and Jon boat trailers. And would consider modifying a 40x48" Harbor Freight utility trailer if I get desperate. Trying to keep the trailer cost under what the boat is worth :)
 

Weston

Member
Something like this 4x8' utility trailer? Then add bunks?
1195 Lbs. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer

I didn't see anything boat-specific.
That HF trailer is designed to carry 1200 pounds of load. It has a three leaf suspension. Your sunfish with mast, rigging, sale, etc. will only be a couple hundred pounds. I think it would be difficult to configure the trailer so that the sunfish has a soft ride. My two cents...
 
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