TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

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TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby jralbert » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:01 pm

Posted by jralbert for Dean

Postby Deanjmarinette30 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:48 pm

Joe,
I am looking to buy a trailer for a 30 ft Marinette Express , 1961 model. it has twin 109 six cyl. Gray Marines. I have no idea what the boat weight is?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.... also trying to match a truck to pull this thing and need to start with the boat weight, tandem or triple axle trailer etc... If your in the mood to chat with a newbie feel free to text or call my cell. 502-331-1361

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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby Maestro » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:35 pm

Accurate specs on the 60's era BigM 's seems hard to come by...

Here is a post from MetalHead (who runs this site) from a couple years ago. He has a twin engine 1963.

I have a 63 Express. I tow it with a trailer with 2 - 5500lb 6 lug axles and a 3500 series RAM dually. I think 3 axles would be better, but time will tell.


My boat is very different from yours - 1970 28' with a single big block - but just to give you some ideas: it weights about 8,000 pounds (measured on a CAT scale). I have a venture 3-axle trailer rated for about 10,500 pounds. We use an old Dodge Ram 2500 V10 to haul it. This is overall an excellent towing setup. Have done several trips in the 1-2 hour range as well as one that was 5 hours. No problems.

I helped a buddy of mine tow his 1962 BigM 31 express using an F-150 and a tandem axle trailer rated for 7,000-8,000 lbs. Worked okay but we only needed to go 5 miles. For a long haul, a more robust setup would probably be needed. His boat was a single Graymarine. Can't remember the weight but could find out for you.

Hope this is helpful...
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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby MetalHead » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:51 pm

Twin 3500 lb axles should be fine for that boat. Trick will be getting it long enough. I know a guy in Piedmont Alabama that can build whatever you need.

Look at my 59 28 footer here

http://1drv.ms/1nADiLD

Look at trailer build and deliver to new home.
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby MetalHead » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:08 pm

Some Specs

Motor Boating 1961 - 30 Foot Marinette Express Cruiser Overview - Qtr Page.jpg


Some more views of the 59 on its trailer. This is a single prop.

IMG_1887s.jpg
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
Columbiana, AL

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Postby MetalHead » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:30 pm

Also - I'd love to see pics of that M
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
Columbiana, AL

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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby Chessyman » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:02 am

Here is a link that might help depending on how close your boat is to this one.
http://www.boatnetlocator.com/view-1966 ... -llmq.html
I would stay away from triple axle trailers if posible, the tires scuff and are short lived.

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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby Deanjmarinette30 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:55 am

Thanks
I have a shop myself and can do the same but have no idea what this boat weighs?

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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby MetalHead » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:44 pm

Look at my post above with the specs listed. Twin 6500lb (6 lug) axles are plenty for that boat. I haul my 63 with this setup with no problems .
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
Columbiana, AL

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Postby MetalHead » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:09 am

Clarification ,

Hauled my 59 28 footer with twin 3500lb axles without an issue so 6500lb axles should be overkill since I use those to haul my 63.
1959 Family Cruiser - Sold - Gary Dick - 12/05/14
1963 Express 31x10 - Sold - Joe & Ginger Tabor - 01/21/2017
1963 Express 31x8.5 - In Dry Dock - Restore Underway
1987 Sportsman - On Rolling Slip - Ready To Go !!!
Big BigM 's Rule !!!
Columbiana, AL

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Re: TRAILER PURCHASE INFO NEEDED

Postby john26 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:20 pm

I have a 66 26ft FB I have not even found as much as a pic that resembles my craft.Does antone have specs ?I need to get a trailer and pull her,
Thanks to all.
1966 Marinette 26 Flybridge single 351w
1990 Sea Ray 160
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