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Posted: 19 Jul 2011 at 4:16pm
Hi Everyone -
I am interested in finding/buying a trailer for my Dolphin so I don't have to pay dry dock storage fees anymore. Does anyone know of a trailer out there, or what type of generic boat trailer will work for a Dolphin 24?

Thanks for any tips!
Phoebe - Owner of "Spectra"
Berkeley, CA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 5:55am
Hi Phoebe

If you have not already done so check out the several articles on Trailers in the Technical Section: http://dolphin24.org/technicalindex.html

A good local trailer shop in your area can take the information you get there and either find you a decent used trailer close to what you need, and/or modify a trailer that should do the job.

If I were undertaking such a project here in Connecticut my goal would be a decent used trailer for under $2500. You might get lucky for $1000-$1500 but make sure a good shop checks out rust, structural stuff, the tires, brakes, lights, etc

Good Luck
Marionette #12

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 at 6:01am
Bill Thomas' article on his trailer for Ruby/nee Clover is particularly informative:

Posted: 25 Jul 2011 at 12:22am
Grand Finale has an EZ Loader Roller Bunk trailer. 5890# capacity, tandem axels with drum surge brakes on the front axel.
Beautiful boats and fair winds!
Dolphin #300
Grande Finale

Posted: 11 Oct 2011 at 2:31pm
Hi Phoebe,
I bought the trailer that came with my Dolphin, but it is a 1200 lb. homemade and in no way will ever pass NY State inspection in that it has mobile home axles (illegal) and no brakes. Therefore be very careful with used trailers and find one that is registered in your state. Also, tires are prone to rot and need to be carefully examined and discarded if they are over 7 years old. I speak from former experiences: A blow out can be disastrous to more than just the boat.

Having said that, I have just completed placing an order for a new twin axle trailer with Loadmaster in Port Clinton, Ohio. Gary Straw, Sr. is the owner and has been excellent to work with. In that this is his first Dolphin, we have had several conversations about the proper measurements that I have made and design prior to the actual fabrication. Trailer will have electric brakes with LED lights, spare and spare holder. Price comes in around $4800 plus shipping. I selected pads versus bunks to allow one pad to be backed off at a time for refinishing of the hull below the waterline and application of anti-fouling paint. I will keep you updated as it should be delivered near the end of October. Now #204 can be transferred to an indoor shop close to home for winter transformation!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 1:30am
led strip!

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