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Old 01-25-2011, 12:36 PM
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Wow!!! That is really cool how those trailers work. Somebody was really creative and had an imagination to come up with the first trailer like that.
At $75k to $100k they better be!
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:41 PM
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Wow!!! That is really cool how those trailers work. Somebody was really creative and had an imagination to come up with the first trailer like that.
WOW is right
pretty impressive to watch them Boyz at SKATER & see 1 of those trailers come together from a pile of raw steel, a set of axles, and a roll of wire feed but hey if ya think the trailers cool should check out there boats
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:49 PM
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Here's another thread if anyone is actually interested in them...
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/t...-pictures.html
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its not nerve racking with a good rig under you
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:02 PM
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Anyone with a Skater or MTI that sits on a Tilt Trailer,, I have a question for you..???? Whats it like to trailer your boat tilted on its side 2 or 3 days and 1000s of miles to a poker run across open highway? Is it nerve racking? Do u have to worry about going under any bridges?....

Also, does the paint on your Skater/MTI get damaged or chipped by road debris or loose gravel being tilted on its side traveling so many miles?.......
Take a close look at that middle picture in post #19. Look real close at the transom. You can tell everyone it's your boat.
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its not nerve racking with a good rig under you
I'll second that
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:45 PM
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interesting...is there a maximum angle that the engines can see before damage ensues (oil, etc)? always wondered that...id be also interested in seeing how the boat attaches to the trailer that allows the range of motion as well as boat launching capabilities...havent seen too many tilting trailers
The motors are dry sumped, and every breather is on the high side, including both fuel fills. The gas is drained from the carb bowls but that is it. A bunch of ratcheting tie downs are used to hold it down.

It's an operation, but people freak when it starts to tilt....
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its not nerve racking with a good rig under you
GD will always be one of the best looking boat/tilt/rig setups...

Not a fan of the paint on Zuperman, but still looks great on GD's old trailer/rig setup...
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:56 PM
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In watching the video of Freedom going to FL that trailer doesn't tilt and the boat has a wide beam. Do you have to pull permits for that?
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its not nerve racking with a good rig under you
Very cool set-up
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