I'm planning on purchasing a new trailer for a 20ft bayliner trophy W/A. The boat is approximately 3000lbs dry. Unless somebody convinces me other wise i'm planning on purchasing a tandem axle trailer. Now i'm down to the decisions on bunk or roller and aluminum or galvanized. Does anybody have a preference regarding the 2 styles and some pros and cons of each?
if you live by mountains and plan on towing in them often I would think about getting a electric over hydraulic brake system so you don't burn the brakes out all the time with the typical surge brake controler. Deff get the tandem trailer and for a bayliner I would guess the rollers would be the most effective we had them on our 23 ft i/O and never had any problems.
I dont like rollers as they put stress on hull over a smaller area than bunks. Also if you ever break your straps...boat is gone. Also the bushings on the rollers is just another maintenance item. I have no experience in salt water though.
I don't know if other companies do this, but Extreme Trailers galvanizes and then paints over it and you can't even tell it's been galvanized. I'm sure it will cost you, but it seems like the ultimate solution.