Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

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Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by rszobel » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:40 pm

Can anyone provide me with the bow eye to transom dimension for a 2000 :macx: ? Just brought home new tandem axle load rite and want to preliminarily set up where winch and bow roller need to be. Also need height of winch above trailer frame. Thx much.

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:45 am

I have detailed bunk locations, angles, and dimensions on a sketch on my work machine. I'll send them along on Monday (if I remember :? ).

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by rszobel » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:44 am

That wouldbe fantastic, thanks

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by K9Kampers » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:06 pm

FWIW-
Bow eye to transom = 23.5'.
Bow eye to top of trailer frame = 30".
Center of winch hub to to of trailer frame = 34".
Center of winch hub to bow =12".
My transom hangs 43" over rear of trailer frame.

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by rszobel » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:09 pm

Perfect - that's what i needed. Thanks.

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by Tomfoolery » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:32 am

Here are the promised sketches. I didn't reference the bunks to the top of the frame, but they're essentially 2x4's with the bottoms touching the cross members at their lowest part. Except for the little vee-bunk in the front, which is elevated. No bow bumper shown, either, as I made it to document the carpeted bunks only, but from the information provided by K9Kampers, it should be easy to pencil in the relationship, knowing that the lowest part of the bunks is 1-1/2" or so above the top of the cross-members.

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And here's an :macx: trailer that I pulled off some for-sale ad somewhere, for reference.

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by mike0404 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:18 pm

i am also considering mods on my futur mac x trailer. I will look for an aluminum trailer but , if impossible, a galvanised will do it. I like the idea of tandem for long roads ahead. My trailer specialist should be able to modify it . The idea being to be able to put the trailer on the pickup , i.e. some marinas don't charge for trailer parking plus the car or pickup but some charge . It can be as much as 8$/day. At the same time, i could use the trailer to carry my fishing dinghy to the everglades for example. Or here in Canada, if i want to leave the boat on ground (on proper cushionned tires) camping , i can go fishing on the lakes ...

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by Wind Chime » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:21 pm

Does anyone know what the distance is from the; base of the factory ladder pedestal, to the first bow V-bunk?

The last time I had the trailer tongue replaced, they replaced the pedestal (with winch) too far forward, only by about an about an inch or so which doesn't seem like much but it moved the boat forward enough on the trailer that the keel gets stuck under the second bunk sometimes.

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by Tomfoolery » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:33 pm

I'll take a measurement tomorrow if you like.

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by Wind Chime » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:34 am

Tomfoolery wrote:I'll take a measurement tomorrow if you like.
At your convenience Mr. Foolery, I will not be getting it back into the trailer shop for a few weeks at least.
Something that I never even considered - until I tried to launch the boat and it was stuck to the trailer :o
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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by K9Kampers » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:00 am

Wind Chime wrote:Does anyone know what the distance is from the; base of the factory ladder pedestal, to the first bow V-bunk?
On my :macx: trailer that dimension is 62"... from the aft surface of the winch tower to the forward surface of the frame piece on which the bow V-bunk is mounted (perpendicular to the tongue frame member).

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Re: Dimensions needed - got new tandem axle trailer

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:51 pm

Here's what I have. I get 63" from the center of the first bunk to the back of the pedestal. I stuck in some locations to the soft vee bow block, since you're trying to match what the OEM trailer had.

I got my CB stuck in front of the middle bunk once, from a hard Mac Bump. I have an angle I'll bolt or weld in front of the middle cross member to hold a short 2x4 block, so it can't happen in the future, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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