Posted by: magooch on Mar-25-13 10:29 AM (EST)
First, when hauling kayaks on a trailer, it is going to be much easier on the boats to haul them on edge. If the boat/boats are longer than the trailer and stick out behind the trailer, it is important to haul the boats at a height that will not allow them to drag on ramps such as driveways etc. The boats should also be high enough that following cars will not run into them at stops.
I haul most of my boats on a flatbed utility trailer, which I have built wooden bunks for. The boats ride on edge on wooden members that are thickly padded with carpet padding and then covered with nice thick carpet. The sea kayaks stick out considerably behind the trailer; on edge that puts the tip of the stern at about 4 1/2' off the ground. Depending on the length of your trailer,very long boats will only work if loaded on the center of the trailer. Don't forget your red flag and possibly a red light for night driving, or whatever your state requires.
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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