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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Hi Guys, sorry if this has been covered before, but couldn't find the answer. Whilst I would love to buy the custom Hobie PA 12 trailer, I'm looking to get something that can serve as a muti use trailer - Maybe a box type. I know the craddles need mounting approx 67" apart, but I'm curious what the overhang length would be at the front on the trailer. ie distance from front craddle to tip of Kayak ? I want to make sure I get a trailer big enough so the nose of the PA is not bashing into the back of my car !

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:39 pm 
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This photo (PA 14) may help you understand the position on a trailer, so you can calculate the needed length.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Matt -
Do guys have recommendations on just how far you should drive with two hobies on 8" wheels like that?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:43 pm 
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I don't. I towed a Hobie 16 up and down California and in and out of Mexico for many, many years with 8" wheels. No problem. Drive at the suggested speeds of course.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Check your wheel bearings often. I usually have them checked by my auto guy before long trips. I have many 4-8 hour trips on mine with no problem.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:34 pm 
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I have 13" wheels and new tires on my trailer. The larger the tire equals the less revolutions it makes which equals less heat build up over long distances, a better ride for your yak (less jarring bounces), and of course bearings, bearings, bearings!! Invest $12 in Bearing Buddies. Great investment for any trailer. You can see my trailer on my PIC HEAVY!!!! post.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:35 pm 
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As a follow up, I contacted the Trailex folks...
He said keep the air between 45 and 50 psi and drive highway speeds.

Still not sure I'd run them 6 or 8 hours. :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:43 pm 
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If you are that concerned about them get rid of the trailer. But I don't think you will have a problem as long as you follow proper maintenance and don't overload the trailer.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:13 pm 
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That may be what I do ultimately, Mr. G. I'm really hoping to hear reviews from a few folks that used this trailer on a regular basis. Matt seems to have done well so maybe I worry for nothing. Nothing quite like blowing a tire miles from home.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:32 pm 
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This thread seems to have gone a bit OT. Can someone please answer my original question if possible?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:01 pm 
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louchey wrote:
This thread seems to have gone a bit OT. Can someone please answer my original question if possible?


12 ft boat - cradles sit in the middle - simple math problem

144" subtract 67" leaves 77" divide by 2 gives you 38.5" overhang front and rear approx

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Thankyou


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:40 pm 
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mia culpa all!
Didn't mean to hijack.

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