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Old 05-17-2018, 11:21 AM
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Lots of you travel the country with your boats on tilt trailers. Some tilt to port and others to starboard. What is the logic for each version and what do you prefer?

My personal preference would be for the starboard side up. Two reasons:

1) Because I'm egotistical and I want oncoming traffic to see by stuff. LOL
2) Because it puts the bottom towards potential overhanging branches or such and it's easier to fix solid color paint or gel than to fix a bunch of different paint.
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Originally Posted by Cash Bar View Post
Lots of you travel the country with your boats on tilt trailers. Some tilt to port and others to starboard. What is the logic for each version and what do you prefer?

My personal preference would be for the starboard side up. Two reasons:

1) Because I'm egotistical and I want oncoming traffic to see by stuff. LOL
2) Because it puts the bottom towards potential overhanging branches or such and it's easier to fix solid color paint or gel than to fix a bunch of different paint.
starboard up.....no one is going to give you thumbs up from looking at the bottom.....

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God you guys are dumb, everyone knows a boat trailer tilts up in the front, and down at the back! LOL
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God you guys are dumb, everyone knows a boat trailer tilts up in the front, and down at the back! LOL


Hmmmm. LOL
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The only thought to tilting it the other direction would be to keep the deck side away from the traffic lanes and potential rocks and debris that could kick up.

On a side note, would you cover it while its tilted? If so no one can see it either way. Just Sayin'
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While I realize most boat that are on tilt trailers are pretty much completely custom. Could some of the decision be made based on fluids in the boat? Water/Fuel/Oil? I would think avoiding things leaking out vents and such would be a good idea.

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While I realize most boat that are on tilt trailers are pretty much completely custom. Could some of the decision be made based on fluids in the boat? Water/Fuel/Oil? I would think avoiding things leaking out vents and such would be a good idea.

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I've always wondered how this worked. I assume most boats on these kind of trailers probably have dry sump motors, but do fluids have to be drained before transportation?
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Buying a tilt trailer there Greg?
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Originally Posted by hvymtl939 View Post
I've always wondered how this worked. I assume most boats on these kind of trailers probably have dry sump motors, but do fluids have to be drained before transportation?
If the boat is built to be tilted, it will be dry sump, sealed tanks and all the fillers and vents will be to the top side when tilted. If not, then yes all the fluids need to be drained.
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