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Old 23-03-2013, 12:39   #1
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Cradle no trailer

Ok, the boat I am looking at doesn't have a trailer and I can't sail it to my destination as there is a dam in the way! What's the best way to get a trailer, boat has a good steel cradle. Is it ok to put the cradle on a flat bed trailer ! Looking for options and opinions!

Can you make a trailer with a cradle?
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Old 23-03-2013, 12:44   #2
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Re: Cradle no trailer

A cradle on a flatbed trailer is not unheard of. I've seen advertisements of boats that have that setup.
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Old 23-03-2013, 12:49   #3
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We will be selling our west triple Axel trailer soon. Fully adjustable for boats 28-36 feet and up to 18,000 pounds. Fin keel only. Standard hitch. Great shape will be asking $7000 located on the west coast
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Thanks Jon but I am in Atlantic canada
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That would be a long drive...
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Old 23-03-2013, 17:25   #6
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Re: Cradle no trailer

I´m building a combination trailer/cradle for a 36 ft, 12,000lb, full keel monohull. Started with a frame from a 12X50 mobile home, dual axles, boat on blocks. Cut out the end of the frame, jacked up the boat and drove the frame underneath. Now building the cradle around the hull. Lots of fun, but the neighbors think I´m crazy.
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Re: Cradle no trailer

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Ok, the boat I am looking at doesn't have a trailer and I can't sail it to my destination as there is a dam in the way! What's the best way to get a trailer, boat has a good steel cradle. Is it ok to put the cradle on a flat bed trailer ! Looking for options and opinions!

Can you make a trailer with a cradle?
need pictures to help.. it is the Hoover Dam?
I made a trailer for my hulls from an old 1-ton truck chassis.
I've seen people offer to rent them, have you asked around locally?
I assume you have a crane/lift to raise it and set it on the trailer?
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It is the mactaquac dam in New Brunswick canada, as far as I know there is a crane!
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:14   #9
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Re: Cradle no trailer

Many marine shippers have hydraulic trailers that will pick up the cradle with the boat on it and ship it to whereever you need to delivered.
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