Had a few issues trailering. The tongue weight might have been too heavy for the vehicle that I used and the trailer and vehicle would bounce in unison sometimes going over rough roads. Or maybe the tongue is too short. Need to look into a fix for that.
Getting it across the border had me worried quite a bit but I was able to do it without too much trouble luckily, other than a long wait to fill out some paper work. I had heard of many people being unable to import
a trailer that indicated it was homebuilt on its title and had heard about some lengthy and detailed inspections that could be conducted on the boat and trailer to ensure they met all the qualifications set forth by the NHTSA. I was worried that the trailer and boat may not have met all these standards but kind of just said screw it and gave it a shot. I had no brakes on the trailer and no license
plate. It was also home built. I did have all the documentation
(title for boat and trailer) and proof of purchase
, so I believed that helped. Needless to say, I'm happy I was able to get through customs
and have an official legal
clearance to import
the boat into the US.
Going to try to sail it next week in the Gulf of Mexico
if I can get it ready in time and find a functioning outboard motor
. Fingers crossed.
Thanks everyone for the compliments on the boat.