If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    New member - trailer ??s

    Hello all. I am a new member, although I have browsed here before. I have met some of you on the COPS run to Racine earlier this year. My question is regarding a trailer for a boat I have made an offer on. The boat is a 2001 Donzi 38zx. I need to buy a trailer and was looking for advice. I have seen aluminum trailers for $7500 new and steel trailers for $15,000. I'm in the Chicago area and doubt I will ever be in salt water. Sorry for the long message and thanks for the help. Steve

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

  3. #3
    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Merritt Is. Fl. USA
    Welcome to OSO, you'll find this a very interesting and "Entertaining" BB!
    Congrats on your new boat, I think the 38 ZX offers alot of "Bang for the buck" and looks/runs good doing it.
    Don't try to skimp on your trailer, it is very important that is designed for you hull, as your hull step bottom will conform to the trailer bunks. If it's not built/designed for a 38ZX, you could end up with a deformed hull bottom.
    Have you talked with the folks @ Donzi about a trailer? I think they use mainly MYCO, which is the best trailer going, IMHO.
    As to whether it should be aluminum or steel, I would go with Steel, as it is more rigid and will support your BIG boat alot better.
    Good luck,

  4. #4
    Thanks Dean, I have spoken with Donzi and MYCO is what they use.

    raynman, I checked out the link their prices are very low. Any experience with a big boat (Donzi is 11,500 lbs dry) on thier trailers?

    Thanks for the info.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    No experience with the trailers but am considering one. Give them a call, they will call back. You will have to add in brakes,
    torsion axles, freight, etc. But the prices still seem reasonable.


  6. #6
    Registered Havasu Cig's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2004 28 Skater / 300x's
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    San Diego
    We just got an aluminum MYCO for our Top Gun. It will be going in the water for the first time tommorow, but it tows and looks great. We had a Pacific before that was a piece of s@#t!!

Similar Threads

  1. Need a 35 Fountain trailer and a 33 Outlaw trailer
    By PurpleStuff in forum Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-21-2007, 08:02 PM
  2. DIY trailer rigging? 26' Panga on bunk trailer.
    By Gene in NC in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 09:56 PM
  3. Swap Car Trailer for Boat Trailer
    By Poorsche in forum Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-13-2005, 07:30 AM
  4. HELP ! Need a LARGE boat trailer or transport trailer
    By boot in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-22-2004, 01:43 AM
  5. Yea, I'm FINALLY a member-FEMALE member!!
    By OutlawBayB in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02-07-2002, 05:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.