perform both duties equally as good.

Most people buying boats are into getting the

boat, and not the trailer. They are more than

willing to spend money on a boat, then end up

getting a cheap trailer. If you want the most

from boating, these tips will help you with

buying a trailer.

- The total weight of the boat, gear, and motor

should be in the mid range of trailer's carrying

capacity. You shouldn't pick a 2,500 capacity

trailer if you have a boat with the same weight.

- Go for larger diameter tires and wheels. The

larger tires will rotate less times per mile,

producing less heat and wear on the tread. The

wheel bearings will last much longer as well,

as they rotate less times per mile.

- You should look for trailers with "drive on"

capabilities. These drive on trailers will allow

you to drive the boat onto the trailer, close

enough to the winch so that you only need to

winch the boat up a few inches.

- Select trailer lights (for the highway) that

are protected and sealed against water.

- Pick your trailer based on the environment it

will be operating in. If you plan to launch in

salt water, you'll need a trailer for that purpose.

There are many types of trailers available, each

one designed for a specific type of boating.

Although most are protected against weather and

rust, you should always pick the one designed

for the type of terrain you will be using your

boat with. This way, you have no worries about

your trailer not doing the job it should be.

There are some trailers that include a spare tire,

which is an excellent investment for those who

plan to travel long distances. Even though it

can be hard to find trailer tires in the dark,

it's still great to have a spare if you get a

flat while you travel.

All in all, a boat trailer can save you a lot of

time and money. You can store your boat on your

trailer when it isn't be used, even take it to

other lakes or oceans. A trailer will open up

new roads for you and your boat - all you have to

do is find one that you need.