This is my first post. First I wanted to thank everyone for all the great ideas and posts on this forum. I have really learned a lot.
I am getting ready to purchase a new or used Tandem Island. Can't wait! I have a utility trailer ( trailer ramp can be removed) that I really am not using and was wanting to get some thoughts on using it vs. buying a new kayak trailer.
Obviously there is a cost associated with a new one, so that is one PRO to using what I have.
I attached a picture of the trailer. I am concerned with a couple of things.
1) The TI is 18" 6" long, so with the length of trailer I have, the TI would hang over about 4-5'. Would I be okay with using the Hobie trailer Cradles and having it hang over that much or would I need to use some type of PVC to support it more.
2) Since the trailer is not galvanized, I could not back it down into the water. Could I use one of the Hobie carts to unload from the trailer and then back into the water at a boat ramp or beach? I plan on using some type of boat ramp for most of my access.
I know there are lot of great DIY's on this forum, so I would like to hear your thoughts.