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Old     (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       07-13-2009, 12:26 AM Reply   
I'm trying to get ideas for my trailer, wheels, fenders, trim, lights, etc. Lets see some of your rides.
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-13-2009, 5:52 AM Reply   
Boatmate makes custom trailers to your specs.
Call Owen Shelton for info 865-273-1100">
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-13-2009, 7:33 AM Reply   
Boatmate makes some kick azz trailers as does EZ Loader with their Illusion trailer. See my profile for a pic of the Illusion
Old     (wakeride26)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-13-2009, 8:43 AM Reply   
this is as custome as they come.
Old     (jasonba1)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-13-2009, 8:44 AM Reply   
Owen at boat mate does some awesome work I highly reccomend them if anyone is looking for a trailer or wheel he is the man
Old     (adam)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-13-2009, 8:55 AM Reply   
Knowing there is a sexy Malibu under that cover makes the trailer look immaculate!! LOL

Now that's a custom trailer!
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-13-2009, 9:05 AM Reply   
2008 Boatmate trailer

Old     (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-13-2009, 10:26 AM Reply   
omg michael nice setup ! this turn's head for sure !
Old     (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       07-13-2009, 11:14 AM Reply   
Michael, what size of tires and wheels did you go? And did you leave your fenders stock width?
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-13-2009, 1:21 PM Reply   
Tires are 255/45/ZR18 must be an 18x9 wheel
Old     (duffy)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-13-2009, 2:00 PM Reply   
I'm coming out with a new boat and trailer company and I'm calling it "Narcissist"
Old     (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       07-13-2009, 2:00 PM Reply   
So is with a 18" wheel how is the trailer going to handle the bumps? I'm assuming you really can't put alot of different size tires to fit with that set up. I was thinking of going with a 20" wheel but I'm worried that I might not have enough tire to handle the bumps and protecting the boat. What do you guys think?
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-13-2009, 2:10 PM Reply   
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-13-2009, 2:15 PM Reply   
The 20" tires on mine are 275/45/20's and have plenty of sidewall to handle the bumps. The downside to 20's is that your whole setup is very tall and it may not fit in a standard garage door (even with tower down).
Old     (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       07-13-2009, 2:30 PM Reply   
Boat Mate is the BEST!!! Old boat with Boat Mate Triple 18's. New one with dual 18's. New one I wanted these rims but they are 6 lug. So Owen at Boat Mate custom made one off axles just so I could fit these wheels. He can do anything you want. Custom Wheels, LED lights, Landing strip lights etc...

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Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-13-2009, 3:24 PM Reply   
Deez Nuts
The tires and wheels are as Hate N Pain posted.
The fenders are 11" wide the trailer was built by Boatmate as a custom order.
So far I have pulled it from Indiana to Illinois,Wisconsin,Michigan and Kentucky about 2500 miles. Pulls great no problems.
Old     (rwb_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-13-2009, 5:17 PM Reply   
Owen @ BoatMate is the best. Here is my custom trailer he did for my XSTAR last winter!

The LED "runway lights" are slick for sure. I love the wheels (18's). Too bad AXIS decided to use them as well so they are not as unique anymore.
Old     (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-13-2009, 6:16 PM Reply   
I changed the wheels and tires after I purchased my boat and trailer. The trailer is a Boatmate. As you can see in the first pic I had the standard wheels and tires with the standard width stainless fenders.


I replaced the stock wheels and tires with 18" Centerline wheels and Nexen tires. I also had to change out the fenders and go to the 10" wide stainless fenders.


Boatmate sold me the wider fenders. I had to use a 1 1/2" spacer on the spare tire mount to get the new wheel and tire to clear the trailer.


What a night and day difference it make in the looks!

I also changed all the lights out and installed the LED versions.
Old     (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       07-13-2009, 6:16 PM Reply   
So I know the 20" wheel won't work due to my boat barely fits in my garage now with the tower down, so will the 18" wheel with the right size tire increase the height from the stock set up? Also where is Boatmate located, I live in the NW so not sure if I would have to ship or not?
Old     (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-13-2009, 6:39 PM Reply   
Deez Nuts,

With the 18" wheels and tires in does make the trailer set higher. I can't tell you how much because I didn't measure it before I changed them. When you pull a trailer with low profile tires you don't have all the sidewall flex that you have with the standard trailer tires. So you have to be carefull not to drop it off the shoulder of the road or not to get the wheel against the curb.

You can check out BoatMate at:

They will supply you with the fenders and you can order the wheels from any company you choose. The bolt pattern is 5 lug 4.5" bolt circle. According to Boatmate the wheels need to have a load rating of at least 2000lbs and zero offset. I used Centerline Aluminum wheels. I chose those because of there light weight and strength. Also for the first 3 years they will repair curb damage if needed. They are 18 X 8 with a +12mm offset.
Old     (jasonba1)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-14-2009, 4:19 AM Reply   
Boat mate is in maryville tn
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-14-2009, 4:57 PM Reply   
Boatmate rocks!! I just had some work done on my trailer and they were great to work with.

Old     (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       07-14-2009, 9:25 PM Reply   
I chose Ryan trailers to build my trailer since its local and they do great work.
Old    mendo247            07-14-2009, 9:50 PM Reply   
Whats the price range on these boatmate trailers? Thinking it may be time to upgrade, pretty disapointed with my trailer.
Old     (jimmy_z)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-14-2009, 10:03 PM Reply   
Personally I think the spare tire on the side completely ruins the look. Not sure why they do it that way, unless they are trying to show off more "bling" with an extra tire hanging off there.

Much cleaner look with the spare mounted under the trailer like Extreme does.
Old     (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       07-14-2009, 10:31 PM Reply   
Jimmy_Z, Extreme mounts the spare both ways. Mine is an 07 Extreme and it is side mounted.
Old     (jimmy_z)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-14-2009, 10:34 PM Reply   
^^^^ Bummer.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-15-2009, 6:19 AM Reply   
Tim, those trailer rims as sooo sick. you got my vote!

Though everyone else has some nice setups too
Old     (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-15-2009, 6:28 AM Reply   
Damn,Tim's tire tread even looks bad!


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