Wow - looks like a free E38 project when you buy this trailer...

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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Deceptive ad. Boat pictured is an Ericson 35-2.


And, Flathead Lake, MT is a fair bit of a drive at about 590 miles... even if I owned a one ton diesel pickup... and also needed a trailer.
 
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nquigley

Member III
I think he wants $8K for the trailer but he doesn't know how to get rid of the damn boat that's sitting on it.
 

Tin Kicker

Sustaining Member
Moderator
Wonder if he wanted the biggest boat on the 20 mile long lake or if that is as far as he got on a cross country?
 

steven

Member III
but it does look like a nice trailer.
Maybe I could use it to park my boat in my front yard in the winter and save the boatyard fees.
Would pay for itself in a couple of seasons.
 

Slick470

Member III
while you would save in yard storage fees, the unstepping and stepping of the mast each time would offset a bunch of that.
 

1911tex

Member III
but it does look like a nice trailer.
Maybe I could use it to park my boat in my front yard in the winter and save the boatyard fees.
Would pay for itself in a couple of seasons.
Parking a boat in the front yard is like putting old sinks, commodes, old tires, dead cars, etc....that the neighbors will really love!
 

toddster

Curator of Broken Parts
Blogs Author
I've got a trailer that lets me do that... once every few years. Cost for hoisting and stepping probably varies by geography, but I haven't found anything less than about $500 each way. Except when several people at the marina shared the cost of a crane and hauled six boats at once - then it seemed practically free! I don't have any neighbors to complain though.
 

steven

Member III
does it save much to do all the disconnecting of shrouds and wires yourself and only have the yard pull the stick ?

I used to pull masts myself by hand with a gin pole. Can't find a yard that has one these days.
 

Slick470

Member III
Our local yard charges $200 an hour just for the crane, and additional $60 an hour for labor to take the mast out or go back in. So doing things yourself to make that process go quicker can save some money. Still not cheap and makes for a minimum $520 round trip. If you want a rigger to look anything over, or tune the rig once it's back in, that just adds to it.
 
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