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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:08 am 
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I've been looking at trailers. Could anyone please enlighten me as to the difference between the stock Trailex SUT 350, and the one specifically made to hold a single TI ? ( Hobie # 38652001).

Basically the question is this... .is the extra money for the Hobie version well spent ?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:30 am 
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The information you seek is in the following thread:

TI Trailer Options?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:51 pm 
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The Hobie version of Trailex's 350 SUT uses a crossbar configuration that works with our cradle system. (The trailers are pretty much the same beyond that)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:17 am 
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"The Hobie version of Trailex's 350 SUT uses a crossbar configuration that works with our cradle system "

How do the Hobie cradles attach to the crossbars, what do I need to that ?

What is the advantage of the cradles vrs just using the crossbars ?

Thanks !


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:11 am 
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Our trailers include the required sliding t-bolts hardware that will attach to our cradles. (cradles are all pre-drilled)

The reason a cradle is better than just a crossbar is that it supports the weight and spreads that load evenly across the entire hull bottom...resting directly on a flat crossbar would point load and dent your hull bottom. You could just flip the boat over and tie it down that way, but you lose the simplicity at that point. For the PA it has the seat and rails that would interfere with being turned up-side-down, and the Island and Tandem Island - you would need to remove the amas and akas. The system that we offer works awesome, and the feedback from users has been great. We have been selling these trailers for a few years now, and have had zero problems.
Can you find a cheaper alternative? Yes, surely one could, but would it be lightweight aluminum and never rust? Probably not.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:33 pm 
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The Trailex trailers with the Hobie cradles are fantastic! Easy to load and unload. Plus, like Hobie, Trailex has been in business a long time in the good old USA.

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