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I need to fabricate a boat trailer for a recently purchased Carver Santego 2767 boat. I am looking for design specs to give to my trailer builder. I am strongly considering purchasing a used frame with no axles, that has been sitting for 10 years, and fabricating it to fit my boat. I'm having trouble finding specs for a trailer to match.

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I have some tips I learned from finding a trailer for my 27 foot cruiser. Really, you can find deals in this economy that make rigging a trailer from scratch too much work.
You need to find the loaded weight of your boat and where the hull needs support from Carver. Your trailer needs to hit the "Chines" correctly, meaning the bunks have to be adjustable to the contours of the hull.
The bunk supports can fit outside, inside, or on top the frame rails Mine started on top of the rails and were converted to the torsion axles, requiring new supports.

The axles need to support enough weight and State laws will say how many axles need brakes. Your choice of electric or hydraulic. The bunks should be made of Cypress, but synthetic decking could be cheaper. Your tires should Load rated D or better and 15 to 16 inch wheels, not 14 inch because of the weight.

There are numerous Boat Salvage yards listed online.
There seems to be a "thing" about the region the boats are used. Some places have orphaned trailers everywhere and others are always married to a trailer.
I have seen Boatyard liquidations with ridiculously cheap trailer prices. Use the internet and look.

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