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Old 08-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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When I bought my boat, the previous owner said the trailer was not the right one, How can I find out the proper trailer for my Boat. 92 2100SC
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Visit a reputable dealer and see what advise they can give. But you need to match the weight of the boat as you'd trailer it - dry plus gear and water etc. to the rating of the trailer, plus always good to add some leeway. Also the style of trailer should match hull design. Bunkers or rollers I'm not sure about though... I prefer bunks myself.
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Mine has the Bunkers, and I think its a pain to get the boat centered on them, always pulling up and backing back down into the water to get it centered, I was thinking rolles would center better? and I think to trailer is about 1 ft too short. I'll try to upload a pic in about a hour.
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Yeah, hard to say without seeing photos of the boat loaded on the trailer.

Aside from the actual load capacity of the trailer, it needs to be long enough so that when the boat is loaded transom is fully supported by the bunks or rollers, and that the correct tongue weight is on the tow vehicle - proper tongue weight is achived by moving the boat either backwards or forwards on the trailer.

To start, ya really need to have a very close idea of what the boat weighs "wet" (water, gas, oil, etc).

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I have a 96 2100SR with the Maxum branded Escort trailer. It is a painted grey bunk style trailer, dual axle, surge brakes on both axles and has MAXUM on the rails towards to the front on each side.
Now with this trailer, my bunks extend out from the back of the transom about 1 inch when the boat is fully up on trailer (front bow eye just at bottom of roller).

Not sure what the 92 came with but maybe this info will help in some way
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Boat-001.jpg I have some other pics at home, I can post later tonight. the 2100 SC, seems to be very stern heavy (Aft GC)and as a result not being on the correct trailer the Bow bounces just a little and sometimes the straps on the transom will pop off, now I am not a dummy(just don't ask my 1st wife..LOL) I was a Crew chief on CH-53E's for many years, I have moved some cargo in my day and know how to use the straps. The Boat just moves around too much on the Trailer. Not sure how much tongue weight there is but I feel that it is sufficient, I think the truck (08-F-150 2wd, Crewcab) rearend settles about 3 inches.
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Whoops, small correction here. Had it backwards, sorry. When fully up on trailer, transmon overhangs bunk by 1 inch or so. See attached (not so great) pic.

Note that this was before I cleaned the hull, it looks much better than this now
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Mcoffey, What kinda boat is it
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Mcoffey, What kinda boat is it
Mine is a 96 2100SR.

Not sure how much yours weighs but NADA lists it as Net Wt. 1780 lbs. That just can't be right, can it? Mine shows as 2839 lbs.
Now most single axle trailers can only handle up to 4000 lbs so depending on what this thing really weighs, you may be ok. Maybe it just needs some adjustment. Is the axle bolted to the frame where it coud be slid back if needed?

I did notice the VA stickers, where do you put her? I am in Loudoun County and have mine down at Lake Anna.
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No way a '92 2100 SC weighs less than 2000 like NADA suggests, and not likely that it weighs less than 3K.

The transom is probably around 2" thick, and ties into the sides and the stingers. The engine is sitting on the stringers and the drive is hanging on the transom.

If you are trailering a lot you really do want the bottom of the transom resting on the bunks or rollers.
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