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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:57 pm 
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want to get a trailer for my wave, but here's the issue. i've been thinking lately i might want to go up to a 16 within the next year for the extra performance and thrill. i'm trying to find a trailer that can carry both a Wave or a 16 so that, if i do eventually sell the Wave, i can keep the trailer.

so far i've found one solution, the Trailex TX-416HC. it's pretty francy and pretty pricey at 1600! are there any alternatives? any other ideas are welcome thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:57 pm 
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Unfortunately, no trailer works well for both. The 16 trailer is too long and the crossbars will stick out further than required. Buy an inexpensive wave trailer and when you move up to the 16, sell the wave with the wave trailer. It will be easier to sell and the new boat will have the right trailer.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:48 pm 
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thats lame it doesnt fit... i was having some qualms about the beam... an entire foot does make a big difference (8' vs. 7')...

i've found two solutions so far, the trailex SUT-450-C and Hobie's own Wave trailer. trailex is roughly $1000 and hobie is $720 (i think). i hear that the trailex is nice because if one part breaks you can replace just the one part instead of the whole trailer.

the trailex is aluminum, but are its luxuries and perks worth the extra 300 bucks?

any other ideas are welcome. thanks again!

P.S. and by the way if anyone else knows of a different trailer that works for both Wave and 16 let me know


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:27 am 
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When I bought my H18 I sold the trailer it came with and bought the Trailex trailer. I absolutely love it. It's light, easy to add accessories to, and won't rust (I sail in salt and brackish water 95% of the time). I do plan on keeping my boat and trailer for a long time so to me it is worth the investment.

You can make the H16 trailer fit the Wave, but you will have an oversized trailer. And as mentioned before, a boat for sale without a trailer is a slow mover so it may be wise to get a trailer for the Wave and worry about the H16 when you finally own one.

You could use a flatbed utility trailer for the Wave too.

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