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new trailer 1 year 1 month ago #133769

I am trying to locate a dealer for a new single axle boat trailer for a 1961 fourteen foot Glaspar runabout. Also, does anyone know how much the weight of the boat? Any information would be helpful. Thanks

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new trailer 1 year 1 month ago #133773

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If you go to the Library and look under fiberglass column and then click the Glaspar link, that will show you many models and years. I saw lots of information including model weight. Hope that helps a bit. You would of course have to add weight for a motor, equipment like gas tank (s), Battery, anchors and anything else including fuel weight. That should help get you close for looking into trailer ranges. Good luck!

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new trailer 1 year 1 month ago #133786

my '73 Chaparral 15' with an 85hp 'Rude is sitting on a factory trailer with a 2000lb axle. I've towed it all over creation. Hull weight was listed as 700, plus 280 for the motor, then I figured another 300lbs for gas, batteries, anchor, cooler, etc.

I've been looking at new single axle aluminum trailers since I hit the salt several times per year. I haven't found any specific manufacturers that people brag about, but there are a ton of suppliers here in the southeast that will sell what I want for under $2k. Haven't decided if I'd rather do that or grab a cheap steel trailer for $400 and run it till it rusts through.

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new trailer 1 year 1 month ago #133792

Thanks Dr. Go. Good information. I appreciate your reply. I will take a look to see what I can find. I knew somebody would have an answer. Fred

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new trailer 1 year 1 month ago #133793

Got all the stats I needed Thanks, again

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new trailer 1 year 1 month ago #133802

Thanks for your response. I live in the Rocky Mountains where the season is short and the dealers are few. The axle spindles are shot on my old Chatin trailer. A new axle would probably work if I could find one. However a newer aluminum trailer would likely look better an load easier. I ran across a mfg of aluminum trailers that would build one to spec. That is why I needed the information. I was able to get the info I needed from the Glasspar link in the library. We'll see what they quote, Then I'll have to make a decision. Thanks again for you input.

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Glad you are finding the information you need so that you can keep moving towards your goals. Good luck.

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