I needed a good trailer for Shackleton. Living in Idaho has many advantages, but sailing is not one of them. I will need to trailer long distances to reach some of the sailing waters I plan to explore. And, It’s no fun to break down when you’ve worked so hard to build a boat and planed so well to pull off an adventure. Hence, I was not looking to save money…I wanted the best trailer possible. I contacted Dave at Gig Harbor boats to discuss the advantages of the trailer they designed specifically for Scamp. After hearing about all they’ve done to optimize this trailer, I was sold. I’ll discuss a few of the advantages below. This baby is well built. The uprights are solid. I think you could step on the fenders without any problems…though I may avoid doing this.
These trailers are made in Spokane, WA. I made arrangements to pick up the trailer at the factory, since I live closer to Spokane than Port Townsend. Another thing I really like are the galvanized tubes. All the tubes are open ended for water to run out. Additionally, the end-cuts are all galvanized as well. This should provide excellent rust inhibition.
The front bunk has been upgraded to a 4″ x 4″ presumably for better water drainage toward the rear scuppers inside the boat. All carpets bunks are well wrapped and secured. I can’t find fault anywhere here.
So, how much did it cost? Call Dave…I think it was a bargain.
I’m really glad Gig Harbor offers this trailer. I couldn’t have designed a better trailer if I started from scratch.