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    18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Just curious what kind of trailer fits my 71' Sleekcraft Rebel Jetboat? The one I have now has issues and I just want to get a newer one with bunks. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Do a search on Craig's List in the boating section for trailer.

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    I did yes! It just looks like some of the bunks are on too much of an angle for a flat bottom boat and should I get one with 4 bunks or is 2 ok?

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Mine has four bunks.....
    Last edited by T8er S.; 07-26-2014 at 06:35 AM. Reason: 72 Rebel

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    It's more of a semi-V than a flat bottom. If you know someone that welds, you can adjust the mounts for the bunks and add a couple if need be.
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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Any manufacturer in particular I should look for?

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Also what minimum width and length should I look for?

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Quote Originally Posted by Madmax442 View Post
    Any manufacturer in particular I should look for?
    Just one that will hold together, is in good condition, and pulls straight. Make sure it's tandem axle. I know that Roadrunners were the choice way back when.
    You should have at least 2" clearance between the hull and the wheel wells. As far as length, that's all dependent on what you like. You want the weight of the boat centered over the axles. The tongue could be 1-2' ahead of the bow. Or if you like to keep the tires out of the water, you could have a longer tongue. Just remember that the longer the tongue, the more weight could be transferred to the hitch. Surge brakes are best. I have none on any of the trailers I have. The Eliminator had surge.
    ****Disclaimer - I'm far from being an expert so you may want a second opinion!****

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    I have a single axle now.... Do I really need a tandem?

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    Re: 18' trailer for sleekcraft

    Quote Originally Posted by Madmax442 View Post
    I have a single axle now.... Do I really need a tandem?
    Tandems tow a lot better and spread out the weight differential. AND if you break an axle, seize a bearing or get a flat you can still limp the trailer to a service center or home and not be stuck on the side of the road.
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